HC Deb 19 July 1950 vol 477 cc2241-2
Mr. Beswick

I am always in favour of Secretary of State for Air what concrete and detailed methods he has for identifying military and non-military aircraft of Allied nations.

Mr. A. Henderson

The identification of aircraft of Allied nations is undertaken by the air traffic control organisation and by electronic methods. It would not be in the public interest to give details.

Mr. Orr-Ewing

Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman say whether we have teleprinter networks and movement liaison sectors going which will enable these signals to be put through quickly, because with the high speeds and vast numbers of aircraft since the war, the need for speed is paramount?

Mr. Henderson

If the hon. Gentleman wishes really to press that question he had better put it down.