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Aerospace Industry

Volume 827: debated on Monday 6 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will cause a review to be made of the experience gained from the co-operation of United Kingdom and European firms engaged in aerospace design and manufacture; and if he will publish his conclusions and recommendations.

The lessons learned from co-operative aerospace projects have been incorporated in the arrangements for later projects and I do not consider it necessary to make a special review.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, in view of national concern, how soon he expects to make known the policies of Her Majesty's Government for the future of the aerospace industry.

Any major departure from present policy would of course be announced as it was made. The House is aware that an internal review is in progress and I have undertaken to consider making a statement when the results are to hand.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received on the future of the aerospace industries from the Council of the Air League, and what reply he has sent.

I have received the Air League's pamphlet entitled "The United Kingdom Aerospace Industry" published in October of this year.