HC Deb 14 July 1943 vol 391 cc175-6
14. Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether a Court of Inquiry is being held into the air- craft accident at Gibraltar in which the Polish Prime Minister, two hon. Member's of this House and others lost their lives?

19. Mr. Ivor Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Air the cause of the accident which led to the death of General Sikorski and two hon. Members?

Sir A. Sinclair

A court of inquiry is being held into this accident, and I hope to make a statement in due course.

Wing-Commander Hulbert

Is it proposed that the Polish Government should be represented on that inquiry, and will the report be made public?

Sir A. Sinclair

The answer to the second part of the Question is, "No, Sir," and to the first part, "Yes."

Captain Cunningham-Reid

Is the right hon. Gentleman able to say at this stage that the accident was not caused by sabotage?

Sir A. Sinclair

I would say nothing whatever about the causes of the accident until the report of the inquiry is received.