HC Deb 11 June 1940 vol 361 cc1116-7
31. Commander Locker-Lampson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the inability of ground defences to deal adequately with dive-bombing; and whether he will appoint a committee of Members of Parliament acquainted with air fighting in the last war to co-operate with his officials in improving our technique?

Mr. Law

My advisers are fully aware of the problems presented by this form of attack, and are taking steps to develop methods of dealing with it in the light of the latest experience. I am doubtful whether experience confined to air fighting in the last war would be of assistance.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Does my hon. Friend not think that Members of Parliament who fought in the last war and have been fighting in this war might help?

Mr. Law

I certainly think so, and I am sure that any suggestion put forward by Members of Parliament will have the most careful consideration.

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