HC Deb 07 May 1934 vol 289 c736
55. Commander LOCKER - LAMPSON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many four-engined bombers are now in use by the Air Force; and what increases in this direction are anticipated shortly?

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

No four-engined bombers are in service in the Royal Air Force at the present time or in immediate prospect. The adoption of types of aircraft with a larger number of power units than those in normal use to-day is, of course, kept under constant review, but consideration of their relative advantages and disadvantages involves highly technical issues which cannot be discussed within the limits of a Parliamentary reply.