HC Deb 01 April 1963 vol 675 c15W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Minister of Aviation what contributions have been made by the independent operators towards Government expenditure on modifications to aircraft development to suit passenger flying and route conditions, in recognition of the service from which they benefit when they purchase aircraft.

Mr. Amery

Independent operators are not asked to make direct contributions of this kind, but of course the price of an aircraft, as of any other manufactured article, normally includes an element for recovery of development costs.