HC Deb 31 July 1923 vol 167 c1287W

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it is proposed to carry out the suggestion contained in the Report of the Select Committee on Air Estimates that the practice of having duplicate naval and Air Force engineers' shops, carpenters' shops, and armourers' shop and clothing stores on board carriers should be abandoned and joint shops for the two forces be established?


This and other suggestions for effecting economies in aircraft carriers have been for some time, and still are, engaging the serious attention of the Admiralty and the Air Ministry. It must, however, be pointed out that there are practical difficulties in the way of combining the aircraft workshops with the existing engineering shops on board, and this is also true of the other workshops referred to. I may add that I am most anxious to avoid the possibility of any unnecessary duplication.