HC Deb 31 May 1916 vol 82 cc2696-7
33. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Under-Secretary of War whether Lord Northcliffe, who has been arraigning the Air Service for many months, has been asked to give evidence before the Air Inquiry; whether he has refused; and, if so, what were his reasons?


It is, of course, for the President and members of the Air Committee to settle their own procedure and what witnesses they will call. I am not aware whether they have thought fit to call Lord Northcliffe or not, nor whether, if he has been called, he has accepted or refused, nor in the event of his having refused what were his reasons. I think the House must wait the presentation of the Report before expecting information on such points as those contained in this question.

34. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether the members of the Air Inquiry are receiving any payment for their work?


The members of the Air Committee are not receiving payment.