§ Mr. L. SMITH
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what steps his Department is taking to assist the national aviation day?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
I assume that my hon. Friend has in mind Sir A. Cobham's tour, the declared object of which, namely, the stimulation of public interest in flying, has, of course, my Noble Friend's entire approval. This is not the class of enterprise in which a Government Department can directly participate, and the Air Ministry's assistance has therefore been confined to advice on the selection of aerodrome sites and the grant of permission for the use of certain Royal Air Force aerodromes.