HC Deb 20 March 1917 vol 92 cc623-4W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the building policy of the Director-General of Military Aeronautics is being persisted in as to types and numbers; whether he is still responsible for deciding as to type3 and numbers; and, if not, for what reason has he been relieved of these duties?


The responsibility for the design and supply of aeroplanes for the use of the Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) ceased to be vested in the Director-General of Military Aeronautics on the establishment of the present arrangements whereby a joint system of design and supply for both the naval and military branches of the Air Service has been established under the Air Board, of which Sir David Henderson is a member, and the Ministry of Munitions.