HC Deb 04 January 1916 vol 77 cc792-3
8. Mr. LYNCH

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, without giving hurtful information to the enemy, he can state what progress has been made in developing the Aircraft Service during the last three months, particularly in regard to the construction of large aeroplanes utilising several engines capable of developing great horse-power and of attaining a high rate of speed?


I am, of course, always glad to give, through the medium of answers in this House, information which is hurtful to the enemy, and I may state that aeroplanes of the type mentioned in the latter part of the question are being constructed from several different designs. If, however, I were to give details, that would be information which would not be hurtful to the enemy but might even be of assistance to him.


Can the right hon. Gentleman give us an assurance that the construction of this type of aeroplane is being pushed forward at the highest possible rate?


Yes, I can give that assurance.