HC Deb 04 June 1913 vol 53 cc871-2
34. Mr. SANDYS

asked for the numbers of airships owned, respectively, by the Governments of Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and Russia; the number of airships privately owned in those countries but available for Government use; the number of airship stations in Germany, France, and Italy; and the number of aeroplanes in possession of the Governments of France and Germany?

Colonel SEELY

The information asked for is not published by foreign Governments.


Have the Intelligence Department no idea whether these figures are published or not?

Colonel SEELY

I should have thought that question would hardly have been asked by the hon. Member. Obviously the information obtained by the Intelligence Department ought not to be made public.