§ 90. Mr. RAPER
asked the Under-Secretary for Air what damage was sustained by the twenty Handley-Page machines which have been left uncovered in the wet at Hendon for periods varying from one month to three months during the recent bad weather, and the value of all parts, both as regards machines and engines, which have been, or will be, replaced as a result therefrom before all these machines can be passed as serviceable?
§ Major-General SEELY
The total cost of making good the damage sustained by 2504 the thirty-two Handley-Page machines which had to be left in the open at Hendon Aircraft Acceptance Park was £1,672 9s. Of the damage sustained part was due to failure of the dope covering certain of the fabric parts; and the remainder due to the very high winds which injured some of the tail skids, control cables, etc