§ 39. Mr. FELL
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the object of the regulations to prevent flying in hydroplanes over the estuary of the Thames and round the coast; if he is aware that these regulations are a serious blow to the aeroplane and waterplane industry; and whether it is proposed to withdraw or amend them shortly?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The answer to the first part of the question is that the Regulations and Orders made by the Home Office prohibit flight over certain areas constituting a small portion of the coast line in the interests of national safety. The reply to the second and third parts of the question is in the negative.