§ 61. Mr. Gerald Howarth
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a further statement on the progress being made at Airbus Industrie in relation to the Airbus project.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
At the last meeting of the aerospace Ministers of the Airbus partner countries which I attended, the partners in Airbus Industrie were asked to report progress on implementing the recommendations of the Airbus "wise men's" report when the Ministers next meet, in early September. I look forward to hearing that report which I hope will confirm that the partners are on course to the introduction of the new arrangements for management of the project by the agreed deadline of the end of this year.