HC Deb 30 September 1942 vol 383 cc803-4W
Captain Strickland

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production what steps are being taken to plan for a large future construction of cargo-carrying aircraft in this country to meet post-war needs; and whether, in view of the peace-time importance of this means of transport as well as its war-time value, he will now set up a special commission of expert engineers and business men to consider the whole problem and report?

Colonel Llewellin

While the Government intends to deal with this matter at the appropriate time, I am afraid that at the present stage of the war the whole effort of the expert engineers of the aircraft industry must be concentrated on work for war purposes.