HC Deb 06 May 1913 vol 52 cc1878-9W
Colonel BURN

asked the Secretary of State for War how much the Government gave for the Clément-Bayard airship; and did their technical advisers report favourably upon it?

Colonel SEELY

The War Office paid £12,500 for this airship. The Parliamentary Aerial Defence Committee urged the advisability of purchasing the airship, but there is no record of the advice tendered to the Army Council by any technical experts in the Government service.