HC Deb 05 May 1965 vol 711 c163W
7. Mr. Hamling

asked the Minister of Aviation if he will make a statement on the progress of the Plowden Committee.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Lord Plowden's Committee of Inquiry into the aircraft industry is making good progress.

Evidence is being assembled from the industry, the airlines and Government departments. In addition, a Subcommittee had discussions a few weeks ago with the French Government in Paris and will be visiting Washington shortly.

As I told the House on 24th February last the hon. Member for Loughborough (Mr. John Cronin) and Mr. St. J. De H. Elstub the Chairman of Imperial Metal Industries have both accepted my invitation to serve, and Mr. Aubrey Jones, following his new appointment, has informed me of his willingness to continue as a member.