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Lancastrian Aircraft (Sale And Hire)

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 16 March 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation how many Lancastrians provisionally priced at £42,000 each in 1946 were sold at £14,000 each, and to whom; how many were hired at a rent of £2,000 each; and for how long were they hired, and to whom.

Eight Lancastrian aircraft were sold by the Ministry of Supply for £14,000 each. It would be contrary to public interest to disclose the names of purchasers of Government surplus items. Six aircraft were leased to British South American Airways Corporation at a rental of £2,000 a year each, for periods varying between six months and three years.