HC Deb 27 February 1958 vol 583 c82W
Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Supply if he can give an estimate of the cost of compensation to the victims and families of those who were killed and injured in the air crash of the Britannia airliner at Downend, Bristol.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

No. The aircraft had not at the time of the accident been delivered to my Department under our contract and the Bristol Aeroplane Company were responsible for the risks of flight. One of the occupants was a Royal Air Force officer, and his dependants are being, compensated at Service rates. All the other occupants were in the service of their parent companies and the question of compensation rests with those companies.