HC Deb 06 February 1968 vol 758 c79W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Minister of Technology if he is aware of the concern among the workers of Short Brothers and Harland concerning the future of the company; what is Her Majesty's Government's policy regarding their holding in the company; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Benn

Yes. But the forward work programme is now clear and a financial reconstruction of the Company is being worked out. The company can then look forward to a soundly based future. The Rohr Corporation has expressed an interest in acquiring a holding in Shorts. If a firm proposal materialises, the Government will consider its implications carefully, having regard to the long term interests of the company.