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Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the reasons for his Department not having approved the grant of launch aid to British Aerospace in respect of its involvement in the Airbus A340–500 and 600 aircraft. [17255]

[holding answer 21 November 1997]: The Government have yet to announce their decision concerning the application for assistance from British Aerospace.