HC Deb 16 June 1921 vol 143 c598
41. Sir W. BARTON

asked the Prime Minister whether he gave his approval to the proposed trip organised for Friday, 17th June, by the Air Ministry, for Members of Parliament to inspect the airship station at Pulham and to go for a trip in an airship, for which free transport and lunch is to be provided; whether the cost will be borne on public funds; and, if so, what is the estimate of cost and upon what Estimate will it be placed?


The Prime Minister's approval to such a mild departmental enterprise as that mentioned in the question is not required and was not asked. The cost will not be borne on public funds, and in consequence the last part of the question does not arise.


What will be the cost of the trip?


That is a matter of indifference to me, so long as it is not borne by the public funds.