§ 15. Captain CUNNINGHAM-REID
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the construction of a fighter-monoplane capable of a speed of 275 miles an hour is in contemplation; and when such machines will be available?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
High 372 performance fighter aircraft have been ordered and will probably be flying this year. It would not be in the public interest to disclose exact figures relating to the performance of these aircraft.
§ Captain CUNNINGHAM-REID
In that case, why are references allowed in the Press to that particular machine?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
I do not think that what appears in the Press is the responsibility of the Air Ministry.