§ 59. Lieut.-Commander Fletcher
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air since what date Le Bourget has had an illuminated wind-stocking; on what date it was first proposed to instal an illuminated wind-stocking at Croydon; on what date it was decided to supply such a stocking for Croydon; from what sources designs have been obtained; and if it is intended to use a design produced by a commercial firm or a design produced by a Government Department?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead
The reply to the first part of the question is, I understand, the beginning of 1936. As regards the remaining parts a proposal was made in April, 1936; it was decided in January, 1937, to supply such a stocking when a satisfactory type had been discovered; designs were obtained both from departmental and commercial sources; it has been decided to proceed with the design submitted by a commercial firm.
§ Lieut.-Commander Fletcher
Do we understand from the answer that it has taken something like two years to decide upon the supply of this equipment?