HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc705-6W

asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether the Aircraft Production Department and the Aircraft Inspection Department are still in existence; and what is the number of personnel and the cost of such departments, respectively?

Mr. J. F. HOPE

The Aircraft Production Department, of which the Aircraft Inspection Directorate forms a part, is still in existence. The total headquarters staff is 1,932, the annual cost in salaries being £422,897. These figures include the staffs of the three Directorates of Supply, Research, and Inspection, together with the Accounts Branch and other common services. The staff of the Aircraft Inspection Directorate alone numbers 300, of which the annual cost is £88,507.