HC Deb 25 June 1930 vol 240 c1131
37. Mr. MANDER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will state whether the Government have complied with the request made by the League of Nations that three or four aeroplanes should be earmarked for League use in case of emergency; if so, will he state the type and numbers of the machines and the names of the pilots; and what distinguishing mark it is proposed that the machines shall bear?


I think that the hon. Member is under a misapprehension. The facilities to be afforded in times of emergency to aircraft used for communications of importance to the working of the League are the subject of a resolution to be submitted to the next session of the Assembly, but this resolution (which is, of course, not yet approved by the Assembly) contains no request for the earmarking of aircraft or of pilots in the manner suggested in the question. The answer to the first part of the question is accordingly that no such request has been made, and the second and third parts do not arise.