§ 41 and 42. Mr. Ellis
asked the Minister of Technology (1) what discussions he has had with Rolls-Royce Limited over its plans which will have the effect of making approximately 700 men redundant at Bristol; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what discussions he has had with Rolls-Royce Limited on plans for reorganisation consequential on its acquiring Bristol Siddeley.
§ Mr. Benn
The company has kept me fully informed about its plans including the reorganisation consequent upon its acquisition in 1966, of Bristol Siddeley Engines Limited. The question of redundancies has been discussed with me and my officials on a number of occasions, the most recent being on Friday, 24th January when I visited the Bristol Engine Division.