HC Deb 23 December 1964 vol 704 c303W
73. Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Aviation when he intends to appoint an independent committee to inquire into the aircraft industry and the policy of sustaining it by State contracts.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement that I made to the House on 9th December.

74. Mr. McMaster

asked the Minister of Aviation if he will add to the terms of reference of the Aircraft Industry Committee a requirement that in considering the future shape of the aircraft construction industry they take into account employment considerations in areas of higher than average unemployment.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I think the terms of reference of the Inquiry which I announced in the House on 9th December are already sufficiently comprehensive. I am sure the Committee can be relied upon to take into account all relevant factors, including that mentioned by the hon. Member, in formulating their recommendations.