HC Deb 23 November 1911 vol 31 cc1389-90

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the French Government prizes in the recent Army aviation competitions were confined to machines of French manufacture; whether he has had full reports upon such competitions; and, if so, what is his object in providing prizes for a competition which can only establish the same facts?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Colonel Seely)

The report of the officers of the British Army who attended the recent French competitions has not yet been received at the War Office. I am not, therefore, as yet in a position to reply to the question.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider these reports before he issues the conditions of the Army tests?

Colonel SEELY

Oh, yes, certainly. We shall consult them most carefully before we proceed finally.