§ Mr. A. T. DAVIES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that there are aeroplanes and engines now in use for the defence of London which are of the same pattern and make as were in use at the termination of the War; what is the speed of the fastest among these machines; whether he is aware that post-War machines now possessed by foreign countries are capable of flying 200 miles an hour; whether the Air Board has in use any machines capable of flying 200 miles an hour; and, if so, what is the number'?
§ Mr. LEACH
As regards the first part of the question, the re-equipment of the squadrons referred to is in progress and will be completed within the next twelve months. In reply to the remaining parts, as I have previously stated, it is undesirable to enter upon comparisons between the relative performances of British and foreign service aircraft.