HC Deb 21 April 1943 vol 388 c1668
17. Mr. Granville

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the declaration of Mr. Curtin and General MacArthur calling for a greater supply of military aircraft for the South-West Pacific theatre of war, he has a statement to make on this matter?

Sir A. Sinclair

No, Sir. It would not be in the public interest to make a statement on this matter at the present time.

Mr. Granville

In view of the recent statements in the U.S.A. and this country about record aircraft production, will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that a holding war requires aircraft reinforcements and that we have some responsibility?

Sir A. Sinclair

I cannot add to the answer I have given.