HC Deb 13 May 1918 vol 106 cc55-6W

asked the Under-secretary of State to the Air Ministry if he can say what is the relationship between the Air Ministry and the Ministry of Munitions with regard to the placing of contracts and the supply of materials for the Air Service?


The relationship of the Ministry of Munitions to the Air Ministry with regard to supply is exactly the same as its relationship with the War Office.

The Air Ministry usually, after consulting the Ministry of Munitions on the possibilities of supply, draws up the programme of requirements for aeroplanes, engines, and equipment other than actual armament. The Ministry of Munitions carries out the programme, and is responsible for design, for placing contracts, and for the whole business of supply. Concord and co-ordination are assured in both cases by members of the Army and Air Councils being members of the Munitions Council or vice versâ