HC Deb 04 July 1949 vol 466 cc1787-8
68. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Supply for whom has he ordered the 10 Tudor freighters; and whether the price has yet been agreed with that customer.

The Minister of Supply (Mr. G. R. Strauss)

The order has been placed on behalf of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, who will reimburse the cost to my Department. The price has not yet been finally agreed.

Mr. Beswick

Can my right hon. Friend say how the price will be determined? Is it to be on a cost-plus basis?

Mr. Strauss

Negotiations are proceeding, and I am afraid that I cannot add anything at the moment.