HC Deb 21 June 1938 vol 337 cc883-4
45. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the policy of the Government respecting the possible complete cessation of aerial bombing for police purposes by British aircraft and in view of international apprehension concerning aerial warfare, he will announce categorically that such police bombing will not again take place; whether he will consider the immediate despatch of a definite proposal to the chief military Powers that aerial warfare shall not be undertaken under any circumstances; that existing military aircraft shall be dismantled; that no further military aircraft or aircraft munitions shall be manufactured; and that each Power shall agree to the interchange of observers during this process of aerial disarmament?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Kingswinford (Mr. A. Henderson) on r6th June. As regards the latter parts of the question, I think these matters will best be dealt with in the course of the Debate this afternoon.

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