§ 99. Mr. Gammans
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what is the estimated increase in running expenditure of British Overseas Airways Corporation and the British European Airways Corporation as a result of the increase in the price of petrol; and whether he expects this additional cost to be met by increasing the present deficit or by increasing fares and charges.
§ Mr. Beswick
The increased annual cost in 1950–51 to the two Corporations is estimated at rather over £300,000. As to the second part of the Question, no decision has yet been reached.