§ 37. Mr. Simmonds
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what steps he has taken towards the provision of airliners of British manufacture to replace German and American aircraft now being utilised by British subsidised air services; and when such change will be made?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead
I regret that I cannot at present usefully add to the reply given to my hon. Friend on 10th February last. The question is still under active consideration, but it cannot yet be said what measure of assistance the Air Ministry may be able to afford in this matter.
§ Mr. Simmonds
Will my hon. and gallant Friend bear in mind that this is having a serious effect on the purchase of civil aircraft by the Dominions, and that they are now buying extensively German and American aircraft, because his hon. Friend has set the example?