§ 98. Lieut.-Colonel Cordeaux
asked the Minister of Defence what is the duration of the visit of the mission of good will 58W to Latin America led by the Chief of the Defence Staff; what is the composition of his party; and what is the estimated cost to the Exchequer.
§ Mr. Thorneycroft
The duration of the visit is just over three weeks. The party is composed of the appropriate staff officers and Service staff, together with a small party to cover the publicity side of the visit. The estimated cost of the visit is in the region of £15,000, of which £13,700 is the Air Ministry estimate for 61 flying hours of a Transport Command Comet.