HC Deb 29 July 1941 vol 373 cc1254-5
65. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production on what exact basis or calculation the Air Transport Auxiliary Service is paid for each aircraft delivered to the Royal Air Force?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Aircraft Production (Mr. Montague)

The Air Transport Auxiliary has no revenue. The cost of the organisation falls on the Vote of the Ministry of Aircraft Production. Payment is not made on the basis of aircraft delivered.

Mr. Garro Jones

Does the cost of that organisation include any interest paid for the shares of British Airways on their fixed interest-bearing securities?

Mr. Montague

The cost of the Air Transport Auxiliary is borne on the Vote, and if my hon. Friend has any questions to put concerning higher policy, perhaps he will be good enough to raise them on the appropriate Vote.