HC Deb 01 November 1938 vol 340 c14
31. Mr. Simmonds

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can make any statement with regard to the Air Mission to Canada?

The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Kingsley Wood)

It is not yet possible for me to make a definite statement in this matter beyond the announcement made on 2nd September last as to the results of the Mission's work. Negotiations are actively proceeding with the representatives of the Canadian aircraft firms who have come to London at my invitation, and it is hoped that a successful conclusion will be reached in the early future.

Mr. Simmonds

Are these orders to be placed direct from this country, or will they come through the Canadian Government?

Sir K. Wood

I will make a full statement on the negotiations which are now being carried on, which I hope will result satisfactorily.