HC Deb 08 March 1938 vol 332 cc1723-4
46. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Prime Minister what steps the Government are taking in order to expedite the expansion of the Royal Air Force so as to secure equality with other continental Powers; and, in view of the difficulty of carrying out this policy with British industry on a peace-time basis, whether he now proposes to organise industry for this purpose?

The Prime Minister

I would refer my hon. Friend to the very full statement which I made yesterday.

Mr. De la Bère

May I ask the Prime Minister how is it possible to obtain air parity when working under present conditions, and will the right hon. Gentleman not consider setting up a department of supply to deal with the nation-wide aspects of this case. It is impossible to catch up with Continental Powers under present conditions.

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