§ 13. Mr. PERKINS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air on what approximate date he received the information that the first-line aircraft strength of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was between 1,300 and 1,500; and whether he has any later information?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The figures quoted by my hon. Friend represent the latest information which was available towards the end of November last. Further information has now been received which suggests there has been an increase since that date, but I am not in a position to give precise figures.
§ Mr. PERKINS
When will my right hon. Friend be in a position to give these figures? Is it not a fact that the latest figures indicate that Russia has now the biggest air force in the world?