HC Deb 22 November 1950 vol 481 cc314-5
9. Wing Commander Hulbert

asked the Secretary of State for Air what proportion of Fighter Command it is his intention to equip with two-seater all-weather fighters.

Mr. A. Henderson

It would not be in the public interest to give the precise figures, but I can say that the proportion will be substantial.

Wing Commander Hulbert

While appreciating the reluctance of the right hon. and learned Gentleman to make these figures public, may I ask if he will give an assurance that both he and the Air Staff are seized of their importance?

Mr. Henderson

Yes, Sir. I happen to know what the figures are and that was why I was able to say that the proportion will be substantial.