HC Deb 30 September 1942 vol 383 c756
18. Sir Leonard Lyle

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will consider adopting the procedure of catapulting fighter aeroplanes from a few specially selected points in the South-East, South and South-Western areas to do something to check the growing number of tip-and-run daylight raids by enemy aircraft?

Sir A. Sinclair

I can assure the hon. Member that new methods of countering enemy air attacks of all kinds are being constantly studied. It would not be in the public interest to say more.

Sir L. Lyle

While I appreciate that there are many other calls on Fighter Command, does not my right hon. Friend think that much more energetic measures should be taken to deal with these daily raids, which are causing, in the aggregate, many casualties and a certain amount of distress?

Sir A. Sinclair

No, Sir. I cannot help wondering whether my hon. Friend knows how energetic the measures are that we are taking at the present time.

Sir H. Williams

Why do they always blow the siren rafter I have heard the bombs drop when I am on the South coast?

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