HC Deb 10 May 1938 vol 335 c1409
41. Mr. Perkins

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air who is the new full-time chairman of Imperial Airways, Limited?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

The new chairman of Imperial Airways, Limited, has not yet been appointed.

Mr. Perkins

Can the hon. and gallant Member tell the House when the new chairman will be appointed, in view of the fact that the Cadman Report was published a few months ago?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

I am afraid that I could not give the hon. Member a date, but I can say that both the Government and the company are extremely anxious to obtain a new full-time chairman, but that is not always a very easy thing to do. I am sure that the hon. Member will be prepared to wait until we can get the proper man.

Sir Percy Harris

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman suggesting that there is not one man in the country capable of taking this job?