HC Deb 28 March 1928 vol 215 cc1163-4
30. Mr. ROSE

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will furnish a list of names of firms with whom contracts exceeding £2,000 in value are already made for the supply of works or materials in connection with the Cardington-Howden airship scheme?


The list for which the hon. Member asks is of some length, and I propose, therefore, with his permission, to circulate the reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the list:

The Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co., Ltd.

Babcock and Wilcox, Ltd.

Zwicky, Ltd.

Roads Department, Ministry of Transport.

R. & J. Dempster.

Braithwaite and Co., Ltd.

S. Cutler and Sons, Ltd.

The Armstrong Construction Co., Ltd.

The British Mannesmann Tube Co.

W. Laughton.

Harahinji Hakinji (local contract in India).

T. McLeod and Partners.

C. G. Spencer and Sons, Ltd.

Stainless Iron and Alloys Co.

Perseverance Mill Co., Ltd.

E. Heyworth and Sons.

J. Booth and Co. (1915), Ltd.

Wm. Beardmore and Co., Ltd.

Peter Brotherhood, Ltd.

Boulton and Paul, Ltd.

Puckeridge and Nephew, Ltd.

Metal Propellers, Ltd.,

The above list has reference tho contracts in connection with R.101 and to works carried out under contract with the Air Ministry; the construction of R.100 and works at Howden are covered by a single contract with the Airship Guarantee Company, and it would be contrary to established Government practice to give particulars of the sub-contracts made by that company.