HC Deb 21 June 1950 vol 476 cc127-8W
98. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Supply whether he can give particulars as to cost and construction of the new glider which is being planned by his Department to take part in the Olympic Games in Finland in 1952.

Mr. J. Freeman

An order is to be placed shortly for three two-seater high performance sailplanes to a design which won the Duke of Sutherland's prize competition in 1946, one of which is expected to be entered for the international gliding contests in Finland in 1952. The Ministry of Supply proposes to contribute a sum not exceeding £4,250, part of which will be recoverable to public funds, in the form of a grant to the Kemsley Flying Trust, who have undertaken to contribute an equal amount. The Trust have arranged with the British Gliding Association to invite tenders on terms which have been agreed with the Ministry.

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