HC Deb 09 September 1942 vol 383 cc130-1
15. Major Lyons

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether he can give an assurance on the satisfactory progress of cargo-carrying aircraft production?

The Minister of Aircraft Production (Colonel Llewellin)

Orders have been placed in this country and a suitable production programme arranged. With these aircraft and the assistance we hope to get from the U.S.A. a substantial number of cargo-carrying aircraft should be available.

Major Lyons

Can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman give us an assurance that the great importance of this mode of transport is fully realised in his Department, and that it is sympathetically giving consideration to the provision of cargo carriers, ambulance carriers and the like, expanding the numbers of these craft in all possible ways?

Colonel Llewellin

Yes, Sir, the importance of this programme is fully realised.