HC Deb 02 May 1949 vol 464 cc653-4
68. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Minister of Supply what steps he is taking to satisfy himself that the price paid for the latest type of long-distance bombers is not excessive in regard to their performance.

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

Aircraft delivered in accordance with contract specifications are paid for at a fair and reasonable price, based on estimates of the cost of efficient manufacture.

Mr. Emrys Hughes

Does the Minister consider that £250,000 is a reasonable price?

Mr. Strauss

I am not aware of what contract the hon. Gentleman is referring to.