§ Mr. Goodhew
asked the Minister of Aviation if he is aware that an order for 6 B.A.C. 111 aircraft and spares together worth £7 million from one of the leading independent air lines is held up pending a statement of the Government's 225W policy for the flying of scheduled routes by independent companies; and, in view of the importance of such orders to the aircraft industry, whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I hope to make an early statement on the Government's civil aviation policy. I am in touch with the airline concerned and I am taking full account of the period within which they need to come to a decision on their aircraft requirements.