HC Deb 22 January 1931 vol 247 c375W
Rear-Admiral SUETER

asked the Prime Minister whether, in the interests of air development and business accruing from the Schneider trophy race, the Government will reconsider their decision and make a grant to the Royal Aero Club to enable British machines to compete in the race this year; and whether any objection would be made should any Air Force officer desire to pilot a civilian machine in this race?


I have been asked to reply. As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the replies given yesterday to the hon. and gallant Member for the Isle of Wight (Captain P. Macdonald) and to the right hon. Member for Hythe (Sir P. Sassoon). As regards the second part, the decision precludes the Air Council from allowing any serving officer of the Royal Air Force to take part as a competing pilot.