HC Deb 03 May 1944 vol 399 cc1299-300
9. Mr. Edgar Granville

asked the Secretary of State for Air if it is intended to use flying boats or land-based aircraft for British Empire routes in civil aviation at the end of the war.

Sir A. Sinclair

Both, Sir.

Mr. Granville

Does that reply mean that this country will be in a position to supply all British Empire flying routes after the war with machines designed and bought in this country, or does it mean that we shall have to buy them from abroad?

Sir A. Sinclair

Oh, no, it does not mean any of those things; it means that it is intended to use both flying boats and aircraft on British Empire routes at the end of the war.