HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 c1108
5. Captain Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the harm done by the circulation of stories in the Press that the Atlantic ferry service is incompetent and inefficient; and what steps his publicity staff is taking to put an end to such harmful stories?

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Air (Captain Harold Balfour)

I am most anxious that the Ferry Command of the Royal Air Force should be given full and public credit for the excellent work which it is doing often in hazardous conditions. The criticisms contained in the articles to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers are, however, vague, general and unsubstantiated and it is not possible to deal with them in detail.