HC Deb 08 June 1959 vol 606 cc62-3W
56. Sir A. V. Harvey

asked the Minister of Supply what steps he is taking to sustain the export of aircraft and spares at the present level.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

It is my constant endeavour to assist by all methods at my disposal the efforts of the aircraft industry to achieve a high level of exports, for instance by seeking to align the home user's specification with the likely export specification, by adjusting delivery programmes in agreement with the Service Departments and by technical help from my research and development establishments and inspectorates.

The manufacturers are assisted by Her Majesty's Government's posts overseas and by the Export Credits Guarantee Department which has recently been authorised to cover longer credit purchase for large jet aircraft.