HC Deb 17 February 1927 vol 202 cc1111-2

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he has given further consideration to the construction of aircraft in His Majesty's dockyards; and whether skilled personnel, of whom so many are now unemployed, will be engaged on such work?

Major COPE (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. The question raised by the hon. and gallant Member has frequently been examined by the Air Ministry, who, however, remain of the opinion that the proper policy is to rely upon the aircraft industry for construction.