HC Deb 17 July 1933 vol 280 c1534

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities have applied to him for special grants towards conducting experiments in the use of aeroplanes by police chasing criminals; and what is the policy of his Department with regard to this matter?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

I have received from two county police authorities proposals to incur small items of expenditure for the experimental use of aeroplanes in connection with police work. I have approved these two proposals but I do not anticipate any considerable extension of the experiments at present.