HC Deb 16 March 1938 vol 333 cc401-2
30. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps have been taken to utilise the manufacturing resources of Canada for the supply of aircraft?

Earl Winterton

It has been considered necessary to rely upon the resources of aircraft production in this country for the purposes of quantity production of new types required to carry out the present expansion programme. Attention is, however, being given to the possibilities of utilising Canadian resources of aircraft production in emergency. The fact that the programme of construction now being carried out in Canada to meet the requirements of the Canadian Government includes several types of British service aircraft, is providing valuable experience and promotes liaison in technical matters.