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Factory, Feltham

Volume 463: debated on Monday 4 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Works whether he will make a statement about his offer to rent for non-industrial purposes the factory of General Aircraft, Limited, at Feltham; and whether he will postpone entering into any agreement until further efforts have been made to find an industrial tenant.

I am consulting the Ministers concerned and would prefer not to make any further statement at present.

Does the Minister agree that it is very desirable to find an industrial use for this factory, in view of the large number of craftsmen who will remain out of work if it is used merely for storage?

That is trying to prejudge the discussions. As I have said, I prefer not to make any further statement now.