§ As amended, considered.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I have some doubt as to the first New Clause, standing in the name of the hon. and gallant Member for Rutland (Colonel Gretton)—(Air Council not to Order or Conduct Warlike Operations). That is the very object of the Bill I should think, and this seems to be a negative of the whole Bill.
§ Colonel GRETTON
On a point of Order. The matter has been raised and .discussed on previous occasions. As no doubt you are aware, the Air Council has many functions, and it may be—and, as I understand, probably is—intended that, under certain circumstances, it will undertake warlike operations. I therefore submit it is in order. It is to transfer what the Air Board is doing to the Air Council, with increased powers, and the question is in what direction those powers are to be increased.