§ 74. Mr. PERKINS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the necessity for the establish- 1566 ment of safer bases for the manufacture of aircraft in the event of hostilities breaking out in Europe, the Government are taking any steps to encourage the establishment of aircraft and engine factories in other parts of the Empire?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
The whole question of the sources of supply of our aircraft requirements in war is at present under consideration by His Majesty's Government, and I am not at present in a position to make any statement in regard to the point raised in the question.
§ Captain Sir WILLIAM BRASS
Does not the Under-Secretary think that this would be a good idea not only from the point of view of Defence but from the point of view of migration as well?