HC Deb 24 May 1965 vol 713 c22W
Mr. McMaster

asked the Minister of Aviation whether, as a result of his visit to Short Brothers and Harland, he will now make a statement on the Government's plans for placing new aircraft construction work with the company and for diversifying the company's production in order to maintain employment in its factories.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

My visit has left me in no doubt of the urgency of this problem. If it becomes possible to provide new aircraft work I will make an early statement. As regards diversifying the company's production, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given him by my right hon. Friend the First Secretary of State on 20th May.