§ Mr. Ian Harvey
asked the Secretary of State for War what are the responsibilities of his Department, as opposed to those of the Air Ministry, for the organisation, control, equipment and maintenance of airborne troops.
§ Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison
The War Office is responsible for organisation, control, maintenance and ground training. The Air Ministry is responsible for the supply of aircraft and parachute training. 137W Responsibility for the provision of airborne equipment is divided, but its scale is decided jointly.