HC Deb 30 April 1913 vol 52 cc1159-60
25. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a German airship was recently driven out of its course and forced to alight on a French champ de Mars, and that before this airship was released drawings, photographs, and descriptions were taken of five inventions hitherto held to be the exclusive property of the German Government, and of which specifications were treated as military secrets; and whether he can state that due care will be taken to prevent British aircraft from alighting on foreign drill-grounds, and being thus exposed to the scrutiny of foreign military authorities?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Colonel Seely)

The replies to the first and third parts of the question are in the affirmative. As regards the second part of the question, I have no information to give.