HC Deb 09 July 1969 vol 786 c254W
43. Mr. Hamling

asked the Minister of Technology to what extent electric motor manfacturing capacity in the United Kingdom has been reduced as a result of recent mergers; and whether he will take steps to ensure that capacity can meet demand.

Dr. Bray

The capacity has not been reduced as a result of mergers. Total capacity has been increased and further increases are planned, which should meet demand. I hope to issue a statement shortly on deliveries expected during 1969 by comparison with previous years.

Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Technology if he will make a statement on his discussions with the chairman and joint managing director of Brook Motors on Friday, 20th June on the delivery situation in the electric motor industry.

Dr. Bray

No. I have also discussed this question with G.E.C.-E.E. Limited and am having a statement on the trend of aggregated deliveries prepared for publication very soon.

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