§ Mr. Rankin
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now in a position to state how much of the aircraft factory at Hillington has been re-allocated to other uses; and what part of the remainder has to be retained for the manufacture of aero engines.
§ Mr. Belcher
Three blocks, totalling 400,000 square feet have now been reallocated to other uses, and negotiations are proceeding for the re-allocation of two further blocks likely to be available in the near future. The remainder of the factory will be required, at least for the time being, for the repair and modification of aircraft engines.