§ 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.