HC Deb 18 November 1936 vol 317 cc1806-8W

asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether he is informed as to the estimated strength of the German air force and as to the estimated monthly production of planes in that country; whether we are supposed to be producing more or less than Germany; and, if less, when does he anticipate that we shall reach parity if German production remains constant?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; in reply to the second and third parts, the situation changes so constantly that I do not consider that hypothetical calcu- lations of the kind suggested would afford any reliable information.