HC Deb 16 June 1924 vol 174 cc1748-50W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will state the accidents, fatal and otherwise, which have occurred in connection with Royal Air Force work in India in each of the last three years; and whether the Indian Government is now fully satisfied that the best possible material is at the service of those who use it?


In answer to the first part of the question, the accidents in the Royal Air Force in India involving death or personal injury in the last three years ending on 31st May in each case were:

1921–22 7
1922–23 4
1923–24 14

It should be added that the number of hours flown was considerably greater in the last year than in the two preceding years combined. In answer to the second part of the question, I cannot answer for the Government of India, but the Air Ministry have supplied the best possible material, and there is no reason to believe that it is not giving satisfaction.