HC Deb 20 January 1953 vol 510 c17W
92. Mr. Erroll

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Brazilian airline, Panair do Brasil, have completed negotiations to buy British Comet jet airliners; and whether, in view of the large outstanding sums of money which Brazil owes for goods already supplied by this country, he will make a statement.

Mr. Mackeson

I am aware that Brazil's national air line is seeking to buy jet aircraft in this country, but I am not informed whether the negotiations, which are being conducted by a private firm and not by the Government, have been completed.

The question of the arrears owed by Brazil for goods already supplied and of future exports to Brazil continues to engage the Government's earnest attention. I am not, however, yet in a position to make a statement.