§ 56. Mr. BECKER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if his attention has been drawn to the great speeds of which foreign aeroplanes are capable; of we have any aeroplanes which are capable of speeds exceeding 160 miles per hour; if so, how many different types; and what is the total number of aeroplanes in commission which can fly at these speeds?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Mr. Leach)
My attention has been drawn to a statement in the Press to the effect referred to, but it would not be in the public interest to make an official pronouncement in regard to its accuracy, nor to give the information requested.
§ Colonel GRETTON
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether we have aeroplanes capable of flights at the speed attained by aeroplanes belonging to other nations?
Sir F. HALL
Does the hon. Member recognise that the reason why we are disturbed on this side of the House is because we know the feelings of the hon. I Member in regard to the matter?