HC Deb 17 April 1946 vol 421 cc461-2W
102. Group-Captain Wilcock

asked the Minister of Supply if it is to be his policy to have a marine aircraft experimental establishment in this country; what similar establishments there are in any of the Dominions; and whether he has considered the greater economy of having one combined experimental establishment.

Mr. Woodburn

Yes, Sir. There are not at present any marine aircraft experimental establishments in the Dominions. It is proposed, however, shortly to hold an informal conference in London, on aeronautical research within regard to the Territorial Army and Air Force Associations of each of the counties included in Eastern Command, the total cost of headquarters salaries and wages during each of the following periods, namely, the financial year ended 31st March, 1945, the six months ended 30th September, 1945, and the six months ended 31st March, 1946; the financial allotments granted to each county to meet this expenditure during the financial year commencing 1st April, 1946; and the basis on which the above allotments are calculated.

Mr. Lawson

The figures are as follow:

the Commonwealth, and the question of collaboration on seaplane research will no doubt be discussed there.