HC Deb 12 April 1933 vol 276 c2565
16. Mr. JOEL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the present policy of the Government with regard to airship construction; and what outlay has been incurred in connection with airship stations during the last 12 months?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

The airship policy announced to the House by the Prime Minister in September, 1931, has not been changed. This policy may be briefly described as holding a "watching brief" and hot embarking on any new commitments. The estimated net cost to Air Votes in 1932 was some £10,000.