HC Deb 21 December 1933 vol 284 c1467

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Italian Government, whilst decreasing their naval and military estimates for the coming year, have increased their air estimates; and whether His Majesty's Government will give consideration to the inadequacy of the present strength of the Royal Air Force in the course of the review now in progress of next year's Defence Estimates?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the last part, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the statements recently made on behalf of His Majesty's Government on this subject.

Wing-Commander JAMES

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what steps are being taken to improve the co-ordination of the Services in this country?


I am afraid I had better have notice of that question.