HC Deb 28 December 1919 vol 123 c1277W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Memorandum by the Chief of the Air Staff issued with the Air Estimates had received detailed consideration by and the approval of the Board of Admiralty and the Army Council; and whether it is intended to supplement the Chief of the Air Staff's Memorandum with any comments passed on it by the Admiralty and the War Office in so far as those Departments are affected by the proposals contained in it?


No, Sir. It was stated in the Memorandum that the organisation proposed was provisional. I was anxious that it should be published in order that the House might be informed at the earliest possible moment of the general outlines of the proposed permanent organisation of the Royal Air Force. Discussions will now proceed between the Departments concerned. The financial limits of the scheme must be taken as definitely settled by the Cabinet.