HC Deb 31 January 1929 vol 224 c1148W

asked the Secretary of State for Air upon what date he anticipates that airship R 100 will be able to fly; and what is the total amount of payment already made by the Government in connection with its construction?


As regards the first part of the question, the airship should be ready for her shed trials in the early spring. It is not practicable to state how long these trials will take, but I hope that the airship will make her first flight within a few weeks thereafter. The answer to the second part of the question is £235,000.