§ 22. Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for Air what is the number of bombing aeroplanes at present under construction; what is the bomb-carrying capacity of these aeroplanes; and are these bombing aeroplanes intended for offensive or defensive action or both?
§ Captain GEE
Before the hon. and gallant Gentleman answers that question, may I ask him if he has read the speech of the General Commanding the Troops at the landing in Gallopoli, in which certain disclosures were made, and will he take steps to prevent any such disclosures being made now, and thus prevent further loss of life in future operations?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Major Sir Philip Sassoon)
It would not be in the public interest to give the information requested.