§ 16. Mr. Salter
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the progress of the restructuring of the aerospace industries. 
§ Mr. Wilson
As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has made clear since his statement on this subject with the German and French Heads of Government on 9 December last year, there is an urgent need to restructure the aerospace and defence industries in Europe.
Although it is for industry to develop specific restructuring plans, we have undertaken to facilitate any sensible restructuring proposals as far as practicable.284W