HC Deb 01 March 1937 vol 321 c20
65. Commander Locker - Lampson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will reserve a sum of money for research to enable the Air Ministry to determine the value of seadromes before any private money is spent upon this enterprise?

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Sir Victor Warrender)

I have been asked to reply. Careful consideration has been given to a number of schemes for the use of seadromes for trans-oceanic flights, but it does not appear that these offer sufficient advantages over the alternative experiments now in active preparation to justify the large additional expenditure involved in my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion.