HC Deb 01 March 1937 vol 321 c27
64. Commander Locker-Lampson

asked the Chancellor of -the Exchequer whether he will allocate special sums out of the Defence Loan for the creation of non-wasting assets such as aerodromes; and whether he will remember in particular the strategic position of Birmingham and the backward condition of its defences in planning for the future?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

As stated in the Memorandum on the Resolution (Command Paper No. 5368), the sums to be isued from the Consolidated Fund will be appropriated in aid of those Defence Votes which will bear the major part of the exceptional expenditure envisaged in the programme: they will not, however, be specifically allocated to particular works in the manner my hon. and gallant Friend suggests. As regards the second part of the question, inquiry should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Air.