HC Deb 18 July 1935 vol 304 c1213
38. Mr. H. STEWART

asked the Secretary of State for Air what are the arrangements for giving contracts for the carrying of oil from Dundee to the flying boats stationed off Newport, Fife; and whether he will arrange in future contracts that Fife fishermen are employed to carry supplies to machines stationed in Fife waters?


The arrangements for delivering aviation spirit to the flying boats are a matter for the supplying contractors.


Will my right hon. Friend make representation to the contractors that the men on the spot should be used for this work rather than the bringing of men 40 or 50 miles to take oil from Dundee to ships lying outside Dundee?


I do not think that I can intervene in this matter. The contract between the Air Ministry and the Company is for the delivery of oil and petrol to the boats at their mooring points, and I must really refer my hon. Friend, with all her persuasive powers, to the contractor.