HC Deb 30 March 1927 vol 204 cc1246-7
50. Mr. ROSE

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will place in the Library copies of the general arrangement plans for each of the two 5,000,000 cubic feet displacement airships to be constructed at Cardington and Howden, respectively?


I regret that I cannot accede to the hon. Member's request. I am advised that it is undesirable at this stage to produce technical engineering drawings of the airships under construction.


Is the right hon. Gentle-man aware that up to date he has claimed and been voted by this House no less than £40,000 for the work of drawing up plans alone, and is he prepared to say that there will be anything like value for the enormous outlay at Cardington alone?


I am carrying out the policy that was initiated by right hon. Gentlemen opposite, and I hope that it will prove very successful.