§ 18. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Secretary of State for Air how many helicopters have been ordered by his Department; and when it is anticipated they will be ready for use.
§ Mr. A. Henderson
Various promising experiments with helicopters are being conducted for the Ministry of Supply. Development has not yet, however, 2993 reached a stage when service orders for these aircraft can be placed by my Department.
§ Mr. Freeman
Can the Minister say when he will be in a position to order any, or to take any steps in that direction?
§ Air-Commodore Harvey
Does the Minister realise that the makers of the helicopters are offering them to civil aviation, and if they are doing that, why cannot he take advantage of it?