HC Deb 01 February 1965 vol 705 cc224-5W
Mr. Goodhew

asked the Minister of Aviation if he is aware that an order for 6 B.A.C. 111 aircraft and spares together worth £7 million from one of the leading independent air lines is held up pending a statement of the Government's policy for the flying of scheduled routes by independent companies; and, in view of the importance of such orders to the aircraft industry, whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I hope to make an early statement on the Government's civil aviation policy. I am in touch with the airline concerned and I am taking full account of the period within which they need to come to a decision on their aircraft requirements.