HC Deb 10 February 1937 vol 320 cc392-3
38. Mr. Simmonds

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether operational experience with the Empire flying boats has confirmed the practicability and advisability of their extensive use on imperial routes both over the sea and overland?

Sir P. Sassoon

The performance and comfort of the Empire flying boats has exceeded expectations, and nothing has occurred, so far as I am aware, which would suggest deviation from the policy of using these boats on Imperial routes.