HC Deb 28 June 1926 vol 197 c799

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of recent pronouncements of his intention to foster trade abroad in British-made aircraft, he can see his way to relax the secrecy Regulations operating against the enterprise of a certain aircraft firm or firms who have constructed an aeroplane or aeroplanes purely as a commercial speculation without any guarantee from the Ministry that such machine or machines will be purchased?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

Yes, Sir. I am glad to say that it has been found possible to relax the secrecy Regulations in many ways. The whole question has been discussed with the Society of British Aircraft Constructors, who have expressed themselves as fully satisfied with the concessions which have been made.