HC Deb 30 July 1951 vol 491 c137W
84. Mr. G. Cooper

asked the Minister of Supply why, for what purpose, and for whose use 40 Marathon aircraft were ordered by his Department; and what is the total cost involved.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The order was placed to ensure production of this promising feeder-line aircraft for British European Airways and for export sales. The final cost to my Department will depend on the extent to which these aircraft are sold to customers.