HC Deb 22 July 1931 vol 255 c1474
21. Mr. MANDER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air to what extent civil aviation has been internationalised; and whether any study of this aspect of the matter is being made in view of the forthcoming Disarmament Conference?

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

If the hon. Member refers to international action for the better regulation of civil flying, His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are in continuous touch with foreign Governments on such matters and much useful work of this kind has been done. He will also find a good deal of information on the subject in the report on the Progress of Civil Aviation, 1929, a copy of which is in the Library. In so far, however, as his question relates to disarmament policy I can add nothing to the reply given to him on 3rd June last by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.


Is a study being made of the possibilities of abolishing military aviation by agreement between all countries?


Certainly, a most intensive study.