HC Deb 10 April 1922 vol 153 c16
26. Mr. RAPER

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the substantial divergence of opinion between the Air Ministry and the Admiralty regarding the proved potentialities of aircraft in sinking battleships and the experiments carried out in the United States; and whether he will make a statement thereon?


It is not considered that it would be in the public interest to make a statement on this matter at present.


Is it not a fact that the speech of the First Lord of the Admiralty in another place on 30th March was fair neither to the Navy nor to the Air Force, and was calculated surely to belittle the work of the Air Force?


I am afraid that I am not sufficiently familiar with what occurred in another place, and I could not answer that question without notice.