§ Mr. Cordle
asked the Minister of Aviation whether a decision has yet been taken about the aircraft factory at Christchurch, Hampshire.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
Negotiations are in train with a view to arranging for the factory and airfield at Christchurch, which are being given up by the de Havilland Aircraft Company this summer, to be taken over by BEAGLE, the group specialising in executive aircraft, to enable them to expand their production. The factory and airfield are owned by the Ministry of Aviation, whose acceptance of BEAGLE's application is subject to conclusion of satisfactory arrangements on the terms and scope of the lease.