§ 8. Lord SCONE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will give an estimate of the annual cost of preserving the framework of R.100 on a care and maintenance basis had this course been preferred to selling the framework as scrap?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
It is estimated that the cost of material and labour necessary for preserving the framework of R.100 on a care and maintenance basis would have been approximately £1,000 per annum in direct charges. This figure, however, makes no allowance for the occupation of the airship shed and for other overhead charges of the Royal Airship Works.