HC Deb 30 September 1942 vol 383 c756
22. Mr. Purbrick

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the important successes attained by the enemy during the past three years by the use of dive-bombers under suitable' conditions, and the fact that we have just now commenced to employ this form of bombing, he will make a comprehensive statement as to the reasons why we have not hitherto adopted this form of warfare; and whether those members of the staff who regarded the dive-bomber as obsolete or ineffective are still employed?

Sir A. Sinclair

I gave the House a full review of the policy in regard to dive-bombers in the statement which I made in introducing the Air Estimates on 4th March last. I cannot usefully add to that statement.