§ 55. Mr. Mathers
asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence what defence measures are being adopted in the East of Scotland, especially in view of the removal of Royal Air Force units from Turnhouse and Donibristle stations?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Margesson)
I have been asked to reply. Defence measures for the localities specified in the hon. Member's question have not been overlooked. It would not be in the public interest to disclose the precise character or extent of these measures.
§ Mr. Mathers
Can the right hon. and gallant Member say whether the decision to make these alterations was a purely Air Force decision or is one that comes under the general scheme of defence; and if it was a purely Air Force decision, may I ask him to request the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence to review the whole position?
Mr. J. J. Davidson
Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that in Scotland in 1935 there were two antiaircraft units and that in 1937 there were still two anti-aircraft units? What rate of progress does this indicate?