§ 37. Mr. BELLENGER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what duties are performed by Lord Weir in connection with the Government's Royal Air Force expansion programme; whether Lord Weir holds any official position under the Air Ministry; and if so, what are the terms of his appointment?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
As my Noble Friend the late Secretary of State for Air stated in another place on 22nd May, 1935, Lord Weir was invited to act in an advisory capacity in regard to questions of policy associated with supply, production and industry in connection with the scheme of air force expansion. Lord Weir continues to act in the same capacity. He 861 holds no official position under the Air Ministry in the sense of an executive appointment and there are no terms of appointment which can be quoted except in so far as terms are implied in the announcement made by Lord Londonderry.