HC Deb 23 January 1951 vol 483 c6
10. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent Anti-Aircraft Command is now being re-equipped with anti-aircraft devices developed since 1945.

Mr. Strachey

A programme for the re-equipment of Anti-Aircraft Command with modern weapons is being implemented. It would clearly not be in the public interest to disclose details of the stage reached in this programme.

Mr. Watkinson

Will the Minister give the House a little more definite information, which I think he can do within the bounds of security, bearing in mind that developments in modern aircraft have made all our last war anti-aircraft equipment completely out of date? Will he not at least commit himself to the extent of showing some sort of urgency in this matter?

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir. We regard this re-equipment programme as being of the greatest importance.