§ Mr. D. Price
asked the Minister of Supply what has been the annual expenditure out of public funds on research and development in the aircraft industry for each year from 1949 to 1958.86W
for aircraft, aero-engines and aircraft components for each year from 1949 to 1958.
§ Mr. Watkinson
The annual value of orders placed, expressed in terms of expenditure by B.O.A.C. and B.E.A., has been as follows:
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
From April, 1949, to March, 1959, Ministry of Supply expenditure on aeronautical research and development in the aircraft industry amounted to some £550 million. It would not be in the public interest to disclose the annual expenditure on this work.