HC Deb 09 March 1938 vol 332 cc1903-4W
Mr. Parker

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether competitive tenders were considered before a subsidy was granted to the proprietors of Gatwick aerodrome for the starting of a training school for pilots?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

No, Sir. The agreement entered into was one of the 18 referred to in the reply given to the, hon. Member to-day, in which I stated the reasons why competitive tender action was not practicable.