§ 32. Mr. OUTHWAITE
asked the Undersecretary of State to the Air Ministry whether any persons associated with the control of the Royal Air Force and of its equipment have any financial interest in companies supplying machines or material for their construction: and, if so, will he give the names of these persons and state the positions they hold?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE to the AIR MINISTRY (Major Baird)
The only person in the Air Ministry to whom the hon. Member's question applies is the Secretary of State for the Royal Air Force, and as regards the position of my right hon. Friend, I would refer to the statement made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 16th of November, 1917, which still holds good. Control of supply of equipment for the Royal Air Force is a matter in which the Ministry of Munitions is largely concerned, and the statement already mentioned deals with the position of the Ministry in this matter.