HC Deb 02 May 1950 vol 474 cc1576-7
63. Colonel Heath

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to state the earnings and expenditure in foreign currencies of British civil aviation in 1938, 1947. 1948 and 1949.

Sir S. Cripps

I regret that the information is not available. It is probable, however, that current earnings and expenditure aggregated over the past three years were approximately in balance, a deficit in the earlier part of this period being offset by a surplus in 1949.

Colonel Heath

Can the Chancellor tell us whether the dollar earnings and expenditure are in balance on their own?

Sir S. Cripps

If the hon. and gallant Gentleman puts a Question on the Order Paper, I expect he will get the same answer as this, but I do not know.

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