HC Deb 03 July 1940 vol 362 cc818-9
13. Mr. Stokes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Aircraft Production whether his attention has been called to the McLaren under-carriage; and whether he will assure the House that this invention is receiving every consideration for use with existing and future aircraft?

Colonel Llewellin

Yes, Sir. This type of under-carriage is being investigated by this Ministry in close collaboration with the inventor, who at our request has been screened from calling up in order that he may continue to work on his invention.

Mr. Stokes

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that this invention was put forward nearly two years ago but that very little has been done, and is it not now time that those stick-in-the-muds at Farnborough were cleared out?

Colonel Llewellin

I do not quite follow that. I have told the hon. Member that we are encouraging this gentleman to continue with his invention and have reserved him from active Air Force service with that end in view, and we shall do our utmost, if he perfects the invention and it is a good one, to see that it is adopted.