§ 30. Mr. Shepherd
asked the Minister of Supply the total number of men employed on aircraft production in 1946, with an estimate of the total wage bill, and the total value of aircraft produced.
§ Mr. G. R. Strauss
It is estimated that the labour force employed in all branches of the aircraft industry was about 224,000 in 1946, but it is not possible to estimate 796 the total wages paid. The value of aircraft produced was about £36 million, excluding the value of spares which cannot be readily assessed.
§ Air-Commodore Harvey
Does the odd £30 million worth of aircraft exclude former war aircraft which have been reconditioned?