§ Mr. Rankin
asked the Minister of Technology what progress is being made with the merging of the British Aircraft Corporation and Hawker Siddeley; and whether a decision has yet been made on the extent of the Government's minority shareholding.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
As my right hon. Friend said in his reply to the hon. Member for Bristol, North-West (Mr. Ellis) on 15th December last, we are not proceeding for the time being with the negotiations to bring about a merger of the two companies concerned.—[Vol. 756, c.248–9.]