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Aircraft Industry

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry on what basis his consultation document on the nationalisation of the aircraft industry attributed to the 1965 Plowden Committee of Inquiry the recommendation that the Government should take a majority share in the British Aircraft Corporation and the airframe and guided weapons interests of the Hawker Siddeley Group as the only way to achieve a satisfactory framework for the industry's future.

On the basis of paragraphs 474 and 493 of the Plowden Committee's report—Cmnd. 2853, December 1965.