§ Brigadier-General WIGAN
asked the Secretary of State for War and Air how many new or second-hand aeroplanes are stored at East Fortune, Edinburgh; how they are stored; when they were used last; whether they are rapidly deteriorating; whether it is intended to use them again or dispose of them; and what action is likely to be taken in the matter?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
At East Fortune there are at present two seaplanes and 84 aeroplanes, 33 of which are in good condition, the remainder consisting of machines which require considerable overhaul, and crashed machines. They are stored in sheds which are in good condition, the wings of the machines being removed and placed alongside the fuselages in each case. The machines were last used about 18 months ago and the rate of deterioration is normal. They will all shortly be handed over to the Disposal Board.