HC Deb 05 May 1926 vol 195 c273
23. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air the approximate price likely to be spent on the construction of the new airship hangar at Karachi; and the proportion of such amount that will be spent on materials of British manufacture?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

If the hon. and gallant Member will permit me, I will give him an answer after Questions.


On a point of Order. Would it be possible, either now or at any other time, to move that Oral Questions, of which the House has no possibility of knowing even the substance, should be treated as Non-Oral Questions and answered in the Parliamentary Papers.


These are questions which have been on the Order Paper for some days past. I am sure I have the support of hon. Members in what I have said about putting down fresh questions.

Colonel DAY (Later)

I understand the right hon. Gentleman has now got the answer to this question.


The answer to the first part of the question is £170,000, and to the second, £90,000, these figures being approximate estimates. The difference between them represents the cost of freight, insurance, import duties, foundation work and erection at site.

Colonel DAY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when this shed will be completed?


No, Sir; not without notice.