HC Deb 17 February 1927 vol 202 c1112
82. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Air why no British aeroplane or seaplane competed in the last race for the Schneider Cup; and what steps, if any, were taken by the Air Ministry to assist or encourage the entry of a British machine or machines?

Major COPE

I have been asked to reply. Entries for the Schneider Cup are made by the Royal Aero Club, and at a meeting held at the Royal Aero Club on the 19th March, 1926, it was unanimously decided that it was inexpedient for the club to make a challenge for the Schneider Cup Race that year. In view of the above decision, the need for any steps on the part of the Air Ministry did not arise.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Was the Air Ministry consulted by the club or informed of this decision?

Major COPE

I cannot add anything further to my answer.