HC Deb 24 March 1927 vol 204 cc563-4
75. Mr. ROSE

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will state the dimensions, major diameter, and total length of the airship now under construction by the Airship Guarantee Company at Howden; how much money has already been advanced to the company; and what is to be the full cost involved?


As regards the first part of the question, the diameter of the airship is about 130 feet and her length about 710 feet. As regards the second and third parts, the contract provides for the payment of a contribution of £50,000 towards the company's capital expenditure on shed, plant, etc., and of a sum of £300,000 for the; airship itself; the former sum and an instalment of £100,000 of the latter have been paid.