HC Deb 23 February 1927 vol 202 cc1753-4
51. Captain GARRO-JONES

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the

pose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

I have no information regarding the wages and hours of labour of persons employed in the meat-packing industry in the Argentine Republic or of cattlemen in Australia. As regards meat packers in Australia, the following rates of wages, with hours of labour, are quoted from a statement recently supplied by the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, Melbourne:

gas containers for the two new airships will be made in England instead of Germany, and what is the cost, if any, of cancelling the German order?


The gas containers of the Government airship R.101 are being made at the Royal Airship Works, Cardington. Those for the R.100 are being made in Germany, as stated in the reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Hull, Central, on 17th February, and I have no information in regard to the cost which would be involved to the Airship Guarantee Company, Limited, if they cancelled the order.


If the Airship Guarantee Company cancelled the order for their gas containers, cannot the Government cancel the order for theirs? I understood the hon. Baronet to say that the Airship Guarantee Company cancelled the order.


No; I did not say that.