§ The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)
Transport squadrons will no doubt form part of the Royal Air Force after the war, their number depending on the size and distribution of the Force. I cannot therefore give the all-embracing undertaking for which my hon. Friend asks. Such resources of Transport Command as are not, however, required for Royal Air Force purposes and are suitable for civil air transport will, I hope, become available for the latter role.
§ Mr. Perkins
Does it mean that civil aviation will get only the outcasts of the Royal Air Force and machines they do not want?
§ Sir. A. Sinclair
It means that the requirements of the Royal Air Force must be met first and that such surplus as is available will be, I hope, given to civil aviation.