HC Deb 26 February 1958 vol 583 cc48-9W
73. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Supply what private offers he has received for the Princess Flying Boats; why they have not been accepted; and what use is now to be made of these aircraft.

Mr. W. J. Taylor

My right hon. Friend has had one serious private offer which he was unable to accept because it threatened to entail a further net expenditure of public funds. He has not yet reached a decision concerning their future use.