§ 36. Mr. TOUCHE
asked the Under Secretary of State for Air whether he will make a statement regarding the present position as regards recruiting for the Royal Air Force?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
Since the expansion programme for the Royal Air Force was announced at the end of May, 1935, some 20,000 men and boys have been enlisted, and I think that there are good grounds for satisfaction with the response to the appeal then made. A continuance of such public support will be necessary to ensure the completion of the defence programme.