HC Deb 29 May 1934 vol 290 cc19-20
33. Mr. T. SMITH

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the Gloster Aircraft Company, of Brock-worth, are contractors to his Department; whether any orders have recently been given to this firm; and, if so, will he state their nature and amount?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

Yes, Sir; contracts have recently been placed with this company for a supply of the Gauntlet type of aeroplane, with spare parts. It would be contrary to established practice to disclose contract values.