HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 cc361-2
18. Mr. Levy

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will make arrangements whereby London, and perhaps other centres, may see something of the men of the Royal Air Force who are engaged day by day in operations round our coasts and over the North Sea and enemy territory, so that public tribute may be paid to them as it was to the men of "Exeter" and "Ajax"?

Sir K. Wood

I much appreciate my hon. Friend's suggestion, but regret that, in present circumstances, it would be impracticable to make the arrangements desired.

Mr. Kirkwood

Is the Minister perfectly satisfied that he is giving adequate protection and assistance to the Navy in the North Sea?

Sir K. Wood

I would hardly say that the protection is adequate; but I am sure the hon. Gentleman will appreciate that we are doing our utmost.