HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 c369W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement concerning the future of employment in the aviation industry in the Greater Manchester area.

Mr. Corfield

The House will recall that my hon. Friend, the Minister of State for Defence Procurement, announced on 19th January in response to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Cheadle (Mr. Normanton) the Government's intention to purchase an additional squadron of Nimrod aircraft. I understand that this order will have the effect of stabilising employment levels at the two largest centres of the aircraft industry in the area: Hawker-Siddeley's factories at Woodford and Chadderton.