HC Deb 28 February 1918 vol 103 cc1546-7

asked the Under secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether any member of the present Air Council has, since or before the passing of the Air Force Act, used cars which are or were the property of the Royal Flying Corps or of the Royal Naval Air Service for the purpose of transporting actresses and/or other lady friends to or from theatres in London; whether any woman volunteer driver employed by the Royal Flying Corps has been kept on duty late at night driving such a car or cars; whether such duty is included in the purpose for which these ladies volunteered; whether Service cars may be properly used for such purpose; and whether, if such use of Service cars and/or drivers can be proved, it is proposed that such an officer should remain a member of the Air Council?

Colonel GIBBS

I have no information which bears out the suggestion contained in the first part of the question, and would invite the hon. Member to communicate to me any facts on which it may be based.


Provided that I do communicate the facts, and they are, as stated in. the question, will action be taken with regard to the officer in question? May I ask for a reply?


The hon. Member will observe that the Under-Secretary to the Air Ministry is not here, and that the question is only being answered for him by the hon. and gallant Gentleman.