39. Lieut.-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALLasked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what is the total number of officers and other ranks on the active list in the Air Service; what is the number serving in Great Britain; what is the total number of aeroplanes fit for service; what is the number being built; and what is the number of machines now in this country?

§ Mr. LEACHThe answer to the first part of the question is 3,156 officers, 102 cadets and 28,524 airmen; to the second, 2,125 officers, 102 cadets and 20,501 airmen. It would not be in the public interest to give the information asked for in the remaining parts of the question.