HC Deb 01 August 1935 vol 304 cc2861-2
85. Sir P. HARRIS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make a statement about the aeroplane which was forced to descend by the Rumanian authorities when flying over their territory; and whether, seeing that it was found to be a German plane with a capacity for 50 bombs and two gun turrets, although it was described as a sports plane and that it is against the international air convention for such planes to fly over territory without the permission of the government to which the territory belongs, he will inquire into the matter with a view to making representations to the German government?


No Sir, I can make no statement, though I am aware that reports on this subject have appeared in the Press. The question whether representations are to be made to the German Government in this connection must rest with the Rumanian Government.


Is it not correct to say that it is against the Air Convention for one country to send aeroplanes over another country without the permission of that country?


I could not express an opinion, because I have only seen a Press report. I have no official information on the subject at all.