HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 cc797-8
28. Mr. Donner

asked the Minister of Supply whether in view of present and potential needs, it is now proposed to increase the production of transport planes.

The Minister of Supply (Mr. G. R. Strauss)

No, Sir; but the matter is being kept under continuous review by my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Air and myself.

Mr. Donner

In view of the reference in "The Times" today to the lack of air transport room from Singapore, can the Minister give an assurance that our present numbers are adequate to our expanding needs?

Mr. Strauss

The requirements for transport planes or any other type of plane are a matter for the Secretary of State for Air, who is primarily responsible.

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