British European Airways and British Overseas Airways Corporations

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st November 1963.

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Photo of Mr Julian Amery Mr Julian Amery , Preston North 12:00 am, 21st November 1963

The right hon. Gentleman's assertions of a crisis of confidence are his own. They are not mine. As I have said, Iam not prepared to publish the Corbett Report. It was commissioned as a confidential document. The evidence was given on a confidential basis. I think that the right hon. Gentleman would be the first to agree that, if we are to have nationalised industries, it is important that the Government should be able to commission a consultant to make inquiries for them, without necessarily having to publish the findings on every single occasion. I believe myself that the problem of B.O.A.C. can be solved and overcome, and I believe that, with the co-operation of the new management, it can and will be achieved.