HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c241W
Sir David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is his latest estimate of the amount of public money British Airways will be receiving during 1981–82.

Mr. Eyre

The Government have set British Airways an external finance limit of £101 million for 1981–82. Of this amount only £10 million will be provided directly by the Government in the form of public dividend capital. The remainder will be made up of foreign currency loans borrowed by the airline itself from commercial banks.