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Airbus Industrie (Project)

Volume 981: debated on Thursday 27 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he estimates that Airbus Industrie will decide on either a wide-bodied or 150-seater airliner; if the 150-seater project will be assembled in the United Kingdom; if so, where; if the Broughton, Clwyd, factory is being considered for the project; how many new jobs are likely to be created as a result of the project; and if he will make a statement.

Consideration of new airbus projects and manufacturing arrangements for them are primarily matters for the Airbus Industrie partners and it is not possible to indicate when decisions on these complex matters might be reached.