HC Deb 25 June 1930 vol 240 c1131
35. Mr. DAY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the whole of the machines of the Royal Air Force have provided for them a parachute for every seat?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Mr. Montague)

Parachutes have been provided on a scale sufficient to equip every pilot and member of the crews of all aircraft. As has been previously stated, there have been difficulties in the carriage or use of parachutes with certain types of aircraft, but these difficulties are in process of being surmounted.


Can the hon. Gentleman say whether these parachutes are fitted with quick release gear?


Quick release gear experiments have been developed, and that is included in the remark with regard to surmounting difficulties. Great progress has been made.