HC Deb 23 March 1932 vol 263 cc1019-20
18. Miss CAZALET

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the method of computing the strength of air- craft in this country is the same as that adopted by other great Powers; and, if not, what is the difference?

Mr. WOMERSLEY (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. The requisite examination of the returns of air armaments rendered to the League of Nations will no doubt be carried out in the near future by the Disarmament Conference. Until this has been done, my right hon. Friend is not in a position to reply to my hon. Friend's question. It is quite possible, however, that the examination will reveal some unintentional diversity of method in the compilation of these statistics, since to reduce widely differing organisations to common formulae for the first time is obviously a very difficult task.

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