§ 78. Mr. McMaster
asked the Minister of Aviation if he will divert further sub contract work to Short Brothers and Harland pending the planned diversification of the factory in order to avoid interim unemployment before fresh work is made available; and if he will make a statement on expected progress over the next four months.
§ Mr. Mulley
There is no further aircraft or missile work which I am able to allocate or divert to Shorts at the present time.
Future employment prospects will be affected by the progress of diversification, for which my right hon. Friend the First Secretary is responsible.