§ 46. Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government has considered the desirability of making civil aviation entirely independent of 189 military control; and whether he can state the future policy of the Government on this matter?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)
Civil aviation in this country is not under military control, the Air Ministry being a Department which has a number of civil, in addition to its military, functions. His Majesty's Government do not contemplate any alteration in the existing system.
§ Commander BELLAIRS
In view of the fact that no confidential details are involved, will the Government consider the advisability of holding a public inquiry into the whole matter of placing civil aviation on the same footing as the mercantile marine, and independent of the Air Ministry?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
That is a totally different question, but, if the hon. and gallant Member will put his question on the Paper, I will give him a reply.