HC Deb 04 February 1942 vol 377 cc1159-60
10. Mr. Simmonds

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is satisfied with the present arrangements for the security of barrage balloon sites; and whether units of the Royal Air Force Regiment will be attached to balloon command for this purpose?

Sir A. Sinclair

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes, Sir." As regards the second part, it would not be in the public interest to discuss the tactical disposition of the Royal Air Force Regiment.

Mr. Simmonds

Can the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that there is a well-defined system of liaison between the Royal Air Force and the Home Guard in regard to the protection of these sites?

Sir A. Sinclair

The relations of the Home Guard are with the Army rather than with the Royal Air Force, but I will look into the point and see whether more help should be obtained from them.