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Mr. L. Smith
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is now able to state what is to be the situation of each or any of the shadow aeroplane factories which it is proposed to erect under the new defence plan?
Sir P. Sassoon
One airframe factory is in course of erection in the Birmingham district adjacent to the works of the managing firm and a site for the second is being sought in Lancashire. Aero engine factories are being built at Coventry (3), Birmingham (2) and Bristol (1). All these factories are adjacent or near to the works of the managing firms. An airscrew factory is to be erected near Bolton.