HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 cc334-5
88. Mr. REMER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the fact that the use of cypress on aeroplanes cost the nation over a quarter of a million sterling, he will appoint a small Committee of Inquiry to go into the whole circumstances?

Major-General SEELY

The matter has already been fully investigated. The decision to use cypress was taken by the Department on expert advice as a war measure to meet a pressing emergency. I see no reason for a special Committee of Inquiry.

89. Mr. REMER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether his attention has been called to a minute in his Department proving that one of his present advisers on timber was the official responsible for sanctioning the use of cypress; and what action he intends to take?

Major-General SEELY

I do not know to what document my hon. Friend refers in the first part of the question. But, in any case, I do not think any further action is required.