HC Deb 27 January 1937 vol 319 c927
30. Captain Plugge

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air by what date it will be possible to obtain British machines suitable for use on the British night air mail service to Scandinavia; and whether, in view of the desirability of British air routes being operated solely by British aircraft, he will give special assistance to the remedying of this matter?

Sir P. Sassoon

It is difficult to say by what date British machines will be available which would be suitable for use on the night mail service to Scandinavia. It is important that the service should be maintained and as the hon. Member is aware, the company has been authorised to employ foreign aircraft for the purpose. In reply to the second part of the question, I would repeat the assurance which I gave to the hon. Member for Duddeston (Mr. Simmonds) on 26th November, 1936, that the whole question is being carefully reviewed and that plans are under consideration which will, it is hoped, render possible the early production of new British civil types.