HC Deb 16 March 1938 vol 333 c425W
Mr. Parker

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that in the Handbuch Der Luftfahrt, recently published in Germany, detailed figures are given of the numbers of British first-line and reserve aircraft of different categories, as at 1st March, 1937. together with an estimate of the position at the end of 1937; and how the figures were available in Germany when it is not considered in the public interest to disclose them to Parliament in this country?

Earl Winterton

I am acquainted with this publication; but the hon. Member would do wrong to assume that the figures to which he refers accurately represent the position.