HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 cc2095-6
81. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many boys are at present under training at the No. 1 school of technical training, Halton; what is the total expenditure to date in respect of major new works (Part I of Estimates), excluding war liabilities; and what is the total estimated further expenditure, including the 1923–24 provision, on Part I of Vote?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Lieut.-Colonel Sir Samuel Hoare)

The number of boys at present under training at Halton is 1,353. Reference to page 32 of the Air Estimates will show that the total expenditure to the end of this month on item 44 of Part I, Vote Services, Boys' Training Establishment at Halton, is approximately £620,000, and the total estimated further expenditure is £10,000.