HC Deb 10 May 1923 vol 163 c2570
61. Captain BENN

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether money recently voted for purchasing aircraft and engines will be spent in the purchase of new types of aircraft and engines, or in re-purchasing and re-conditioning old war stock?

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

Over 83 per cent. of the total provision for complete machines and engines in the Air Estimates, Vote 3, will be spent on purchases of new types, the balance being for re-conditioning and, to a small extent, for re-purchasing a limited number of older types.