§ Mr. Edelman
asked the Minister of Aviation Supply what study he has made of the relative productivity of the British aircraft industry compared with that of France and the United Stales of America; and whether he will set up a productivity council to consider means of improving productivity in relation to investment inside the industry, and to make recommendations.
§ Mr. Corfield
An extensive and valuable study on productivity in the aircraft 115W industry was carried out by the Elstub Committee. The Report was published and was widely studied in the industry. I do not think it would be helpful to set up a productivity council at this stage.