HC Deb 05 July 1923 vol 166 cc609-10

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is able to make any statement with regard to the utility of the International Air Congress recently held in London; and whether it has been decided where the next gathering shall be held?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Lieut.-Colonel Sir Samuel Hoare)

Previous International Air Congresses have been held in Paris, at Chicago, at Milan, and Nancy. The Congress held in London last week, therefore, continued the policy of maintaining international amity in the air, and afforded a valuable opportunity for the discussion of technical papers connected with the science and practice of aeronautics. I am most grateful to the members of the various committees who were responsible for the arrangements. It seems probable that the next International Air Congress will be held in Brussels at the invitation of the Belgian Government.