§ 41. Mr. HORRABIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air with regard to the new long-range Fairey-Napier monoplane which is now being built, whether it is intended to attempt with it a non-stop flight over a longer distance than any yet made; and whether he contemplates restricting the crew on such attempt to unmarried officers or men?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
The aircraft in question is being built not for any specific attempt for a record non-stop flight, but in pursuance of the general policy of increasing the range of aircraft by all practical means, and thereby further developing the powers of mutual reinforcement by air forces in different areas which is an essential feature of air strategy. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.
§ Sir W. BRASS
Will the hon. Gentleman in regard to the Second part of the question ask for volunteers for these long-distance flights?