§ Captain FULLER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the number of aircraft allotted for embarkation with the Fleet; how many of these are now abroad and where; and what is the number and allotment of the remaining aircraft of this country exclusive of the Home Defence Force?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
159 aircraft are allotted for embarkation with the Fleet, of which 75 are at foreign stations—Mediterranean, China, East Indies, Africa, America and West Indies. The number of the remaining first-line aircraft of the Royal Air Force, exclusive of the Home Defence Force and aircraft in India, is 244, of which 169 are stationed overseas—in Egypt and the Sudan, Palestine and Transjordan, Iraq, Malta, Aden and Singapore.