HC Deb 05 May 1958 vol 587 c73W
7. Mr. G. Brown

asked the Minister of Supply what he estimates will be the effect on British industry of the agreement reached at the recent meeting of the North Atlantic Council to achieve closer co-operation on military research, development, and production within the framework of the Western European Union.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

I do not foresee any immediate effect on British industry as a result of the recent agreement, but the agreement should eventually lead to a more economical use of industrial resources for defence research, development and production in all the participating countries.