§ 30. Viscount SANDON
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether any conclusion has been drawn from the success of Captain Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight as to the relative merits of the design of his monoplane for long-distance flight as compared with that of aeroplanes used for such purposes in this country; and, if so, whether any steps are being taken to profit by such experience?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
Captain Lindbergh's achievement has been noted with admiration and interest. The merits of the monoplane for long-distance flight are well-known to aircraft designers, and this type will no doubt be considered for any aircraft in which extreme range is the main consideration. The aircraft used in the recent long-distance flights by the Royal Air Force have in all cases been Service machines, in the design of which factors other than range have to be taken into account.
|FULL-TIME TEACHERS EMPLOYED IN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.|
|Grade of Teacher.||Number on 31st March, 1925.||Number on 31st March, 1926.||Number on 31st March, 1927.||Total estimated Establishments, proposed or approved for 1927–28.|
|Uncertificated Teachers||33,327||33,436||33,485||33,559 *|
|Special Subject Teachers||3,952||4,003||4,049||4,636|
|*Including Unattached Teachers.|
§ Special subject teachers who are recognised as certificated or as uncertificated teachers are classed as such and not as special subject teachers. The classification of establishments for 1927–28 into670
§ Captain GARRO-JONES
Is it not a fact that, under the Air Ministry Regulations, this particular type of machine would be condemned as not being airworthy, owing to the restricted field of vision forward; and if that be so, will the Ministry alter the Regulations?