§ Mr. RAPER
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the Department of Civil Aviation has ever made any attempt to establish meteorological observation posts along the route between St. Inglevert and Paris, either with or without connection with wireless telephone posts for the guidance of British commercial aeroplanes flying to Paris?
There are already meteorological observation posts at Abbeville and Beauvais, from which hourly reports are received by wireless telegraphy through Paris. The question both of increasing the number of such posts and of equipping them with wireless apparatus was brought to the notice of the French authorities last November, and further representations have been made since the regrettable accident. Every possible step is being taken to eliminate risks on the London-Paris Air Route.