§ 44. Captain GARRO-JONES
asked the Secretary of State for Air the total number and description of lighter-than-air craft now in commission in the Royal Air Force?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)
Apart from a small kite balloon unit which is maintained for training purposes there are no lighter-than-air aircraft now actually in commission in the Royal Air Force, but the R.33 and R.36 are available for commissioning if required.
§ Captain GARRO-JONES
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it has been decided to give up the development of these small, lighter-than-air craft?