HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 cc418-9
63. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he intends to enter into any new strategic or supply arrangements with the French Air Ministry on his visit to Paris this week; whether he will be accompanied by staff officers; and whether it is proposed to establish any standing organisation for co-operation and liaison between the two air services?

Sir K. Wood

I have accepted an invitation to visit the Aero Exhibition in Paris, and I am taking this opportunity of meeting the French Air Minister and discussing with him matters of mutual interest. I shall be accompanied by three members of the Air Ministry staff. The answer to the first and third parts of the question is in the negative.

Mr. Garro Jones

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it would be common prudence to establish some form of permanent co-operation and contact with the French Air Staff?

Sir K. Wood

I have noted the hon. Gentleman's suggestion.

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