HC Deb 21 April 1943 vol 388 cc1669-70
12. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for Air what remuneration has been paid to the chief executive member of British Overseas Airways Corporation?

Sir A. Sinclair

The chief executive member of the British Overseas Airways Corporation, who recently resigned, received no remuneration as a member of the Corporation. I am not in a position to say what his remuneration was as chief executive as this was a matter for the Corporation to determine in accordance with the provisions of the British Overseas Airways Act, 1939.

Mr. Bellenger

Is not the Minister entitled to know the salaries of the officers of British Overseas Airways Corporation and other information connected with it?

Sir A. Sinclair

No, Sir. I have told the House before that management was to be left to the Corporation, and payment of the staff is essentially a matter for the management.