HC Deb 07 July 1937 vol 326 cc334-5
30. Mr. Simmonds

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air on what date he gave to British Airways, Limited, permission to use German and American aircraft on air services subsidised by the Exchequer; and by what date he will require these foreign aircraft to be replaced by air liners of British manufacture.

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

The dates asked for in the first part of the question are 8th December and 24th December, 1936, respectively. As regards the second part, I regret that I cannot add to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend on the 9th of last month.

Mr. Simmonds

In view of the very serious matter raised in this question, and the effect it is having on British engineering prestige, I beg to give notice that I shall raise it on the Adjournment at an early date.