HC Deb 20 May 1963 vol 678 c1W
3. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Aviation on what grounds he gave permission to British European Airways to spend about £4 million on electronic equipment with the United States firm Remington Rand instead of purchasing similar equipment from Standard Telephones and Cables of England; and if he will make a statement on the effects of his decision on the British aircraft industry.

Mr. Marten

The decision is for B.E.A. to take and my right hon. Friend was not consulted. I understand that B.E.A. will not be fully committed for the next week or two, and in the meantime he has asked the Ministry to discuss every aspect of the problem with them.