HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2751
61. Rear-Admiral SUETER

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the Air Ministry have considered the advisability of supporting the British air industry in showing exhibits at the Gothenberg Air Exhibition, Sweden; and whether he has any information as to what France is doing to support this air exhibition?

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

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and I may say that I am anxious that British air interests may be properly represented at the Exhibition. An official committee, under the chairmanship of the Director of Civil Aviation, and including representatives of the Air Ministry, Department of Overseas Trade, the Society of British Aircraft Constructors, Limited, and the British Advisory Committee of the Exhibition, has been formed to advise me in this matter, and to co-ordinate the efforts of the British air industry in showing exhibits at the Exhibition. As regards the second part of the question, I understand that France is proposing to support the Exhibition, and is sending an exhibit on a scale fully representative of her air industry.