HC Deb 05 February 1941 vol 368 c919
34. Mr. E. Smith

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has considered the proposal of the city of Stoke-on-Trent Education Committee to perpetuate the memory of Reginald Joseph Mitchell, the designer of the Spitfire aircraft; and will he consult the Air Ministry, the Ministry of Aircraft Production, the aircraft industry and other interested people, in order that the proposal can be carried out in a form commensurate with the service rendered by Mr. Mitchell's life's work?

The President of the Board of Education (Mr. Ramsbotham)

I understand that a committee under the chairmanship of the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent has been formed to consider the establishment of a memorial to the late R. J. Mitchell, but I have no information regarding any decision the committee may have reached.

Mr. Smith

When the right hon. Gentleman has received the proposal, will he take into consideration the suggestions made in my Question?

Mr. Ramsbotham

Yes, Sir.