HC Deb 22 December 1965 vol 722 cc452-3W
Mr. Stainton

asked the Minister of Aviation what plans he has for legislation in order that the Government may directly acquire shares in private aircraft manufacturing undertakings where, respectively, such shareholdings would represent less than 50 per cent. of the issued ordinary capital or voting rights, or 50 per cent. and over.

Mr. Stonehouse

I cannot anticipate the statement on the Plowden Report which, as my right hon. Friend told the House on 16th December, he hopes to make when the House reassembles after the Christmas recess.