July 13, 1955 (22nd Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

I am told it was 18,000. After one has made his initial production of a substantial number of aircraft, one slows down production in the plant for two reasons. In the first place one wants to keep the production line running until new planes are developed. That is standard practice. You just cannot employ the maximum number of men and have all the planes made quickly and then shut down the plant. I do not think that is in the best interests of the defence of the country or of the local community. I believe what I have said is in accordance with standard practice.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED POLICY FOR STABILIZATION OF INDUSTRY
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