§ 66. Mr. Onslow
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to place the capital structures of British European Airways and British Overseas Airways Corporation on a similar footing.
§ 79. Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will reconsider the withdrawal of the £12½ million support to British European Airways to encourage them to operate the Trident aircraft, in view of the need of the British aircraft industry for financial assistance from the Government to retain the technology available in this country, to sustain higher employment levels in this industry and to enable it to compete financially with its competitors; and if he will make a statement.15W
§ Mr. Noble
As a result of the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act, 1971, I now have no power to give the further support suggested.