HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 cc1112-3
14. Mr. McNeil

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the two Nazi prisoners of war who attempted to make their escape in a British Services aeroplane?

16. Mr. Ammon

asked the Secretary of State for Air how it was possible for two German airmen, who escaped from a North of England prison camp, to obtain possession of a Royal Air Force aeroplane as a means of escape from this country; how did they gain access to the aerodrome; and is it customary to leave, in time of war, aeroplanes unguarded?

Captain Balfour

The incident is still under investigation. If the hon. Members will repeat their Questions in a fortnight's time, I hope by then to be in a position to make a statement.

Dr. Russell Thomas

Does it not seem that British aerodromes are still not properly protected, in spite of representations constantly made to the Government by the House?

Captain Balfour

If the hon. Member will wait and see, in a fortnight's time he will probably get an answer.

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