§ 43. Mr. Perkins
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that a Member of this House has been refused access to certain Royal Air Force reports connected with de-icing; and whether he will arrange for these reports to be available to Members wishing to give evidence before the Cadman Committee?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead
I am aware that a Member of this House asked for copies of two reports relating to experimental work on de-icing carried out by an officer of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough. These reports were two of a number of reports made by this officer in the course of his duties, and it is not the practice to disclose such reports made in the course of ordinary departmental working. I do not think it would be reasonable or right to depart from this regular practice, but the Cadman Committee has already been furnished with such information on this subject as is in the possession of my Department.
§ Mr. Perkins
Can I myself have access to these reports before I give my evidence on this particular subject?