HC Deb 24 June 1926 vol 197 cc541-2
49. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Air the total mileage flown by British civil aircraft during 1925; what was the number of miles flown by Imperial Airways, Limited; and what was the average cost per mile flown?


As regards the first part of the question, the total mileage flown by British civil air services flying for hire or reward was 1,031,000 miles. No full record of other mileage flown is available. The answer to the second part is 811,711 miles. As regards the last part of the question, I am not sure what the hon. and gallant Member has in mind, but, on the assumption that he is referring to the cost to the State of subsidised services, the answer is 3s. 4½d. per mile flown.

Lieut.- Commander KENWORTHY

Would it be possible for the hon. Baronet to give me information—not necessarily now—as to the total cost, say per ton mile flown, or some formula of that kind?


Perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will put a question down.

Colonel DAY

Do the figures show an increase of mileage flown over 1924?


There is an increase, but the whole basis has now been altered, and it is going to be horsepower miles.

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