§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Under-Secretary of state for Air whether his attention has been drawn to the organisation of an American mission to visit this and other European countries for the purpose of opening up new markets for the sale of aircraft produced in the United States; and, seeing that American aircraft manufacturers have large stocks now upon their hands, will he adopt any measures to protect the interests of aircraft manufacturers in this country against competition of the nature indicated?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
I understand that an American commercial aviation mission is to visit various European countries, but so far as I am aware Great Britain is not included in its itinerary, and I have no evidence to show that the situation referred to in the second part of the question will arise. In any case, the outstanding excellence of the products of British aircraft manufacturers is so well-known the world over that I feel confident they will be quite able to hold their own against competition.