HC Deb 16 April 1929 vol 227 c93
14. Captain GARRO-JONES

asked the Secretary of State for Air when the airships R.100 and R.101 will be ready to take their maiden flights; and on what voyages it is proposed first to send them?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

It is difficult to forecast the precise dates on which R.100 and R.101 will make their first oversea flights as so much depends on the time required for trials. I hope, however, that R.100 will be able to fly to Canada and R.101 to Egypt and India some time during the autumn.


Does that mean that these flights will not take place during the time of the right hon. Gentleman?


That depends upon many things—the result of the General Election and other things.