When such a deputation comes to this House instead of going to those in charge in the industry, cannot arrangements be made in the right hon. and gallant Member's Department for the deputation to be received there accompanied by a Member of Parliament, instead of leaving them to be turned away to go back to the City of Liverpool, and thus avoid these delicate questions being raised in this House?
I am afraid that I do not know the details of this case. When my hon. Friend put down the Question I did not know to which factory he referred. If he will have a talk with me on future questions, I shall be glad to go into the matters.
As this condition of things is typical of the aircraft industry, will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman take an early opportunity of indicating to the House what plans he has for ending this chaos in the aircraft industry?
Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman be good enough to pay particular attention to this factory, because from my personal knowledge many dozens of machines there are lying idle to-day?