HC Deb 18 October 1916 vol 86 cc561-2

(by Private Notice) asked the hon. Member for Rugby whether complaints have been received of the machines provided for the use of a squadron of the Royal Flying Corps which is due to leave for the front this week; whether these machines are a British copy of a successful French design; whether they have been reported as inherently unsuitable and dangerous in landing; whether only two out of five arrived safely in a recent squadron flight from one aerodrome to another, and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


(representing the Air Board): I have not been able to get full information in reply to my hon. Friend's question. If he will repeat it to-morrow, I shall have great pleasure in giving him a full explanation.


Will my hon. and gallant Friend take steps to inquire at once whether these machines are sent on active service?


Should the complaint be found to be justified.