HC Deb 21 April 1926 vol 194 cc1203-4
42. Sir WALTER de FRECE (for Mr. G. HARVEY)

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether Mr. Brennan has received from the Government, in connection with the Brennan helicopter, any other sum beyond the £7,000 which represents the difference between the £40,000 spent on labour, material and establishment charges at the Royal Aircraft Factory, plus £7,000 for salaries of the design staff, these amounts making up the sum given as the total of the expenditure on the helicopter?


The total expenditure upon the helicopter was stated as £55,000 in my reply to my hon. Friend on 31st March, and I assume therefore that he is now referring to the balancing figure of £8,000, not £7,000 as stated in the question. This figure of £8,000 represents approximately Mr. Brennan's salary for the seven years of his employment and he received no further emoluments from the Government.

43. Sir W. de FRECE (for Mr. G. HARVEY)

also asked whether the Brennan helicopter is still in the secret list; and, if not, whether photographs of it are available'?


The patents relating to the helicopter have hitherto been treated as secret, and photographs are not available for publication. The whole question is, however, now under consideration.