§ 21. Wing-Commander Hulbert
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that semi-rigid airships were conspicuously successful in U-boat spotting in the last war; and whether consideration has been given to the use of this type of aircraft at the present time?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
I am aware that airships were used in the last war for the purpose referred to, and the question of using them in this war has been carefully considered. It would not be in the public interest to say more.
§ Commander Agnew
Is not the real need for a greater proportion of our aircraft of Coastal Command to work in co-operation with the Navy?
§ Commander Sir Archibald Southby
Is it not a fact that what is needed is specially-designed aircraft, which up to now have been refused for the Fleet Air Arm by the Air Ministry?