§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of commercial aircraft belonging to Great Britain; how such number compares with the number of those belonging to Germany and France, respectively; and whether he proposes to take any steps for the speeding up of the development of commercial aviation in this country?
§ Sir S. HOARE
There are on the British Register 234 British civil aircraft employed commercially, including those owned by light aeroplane clubs. I have no authoritative information regarding the comparable numbers for France and42W Germany. As regards the last part of the question, I hope to deal with the development of civil aviation in general in my speech on the Air Estimates.