§ Sir ROBERT THOMAS
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the Government are prepared, on certain conditions, to take part in the House of Lords Inquiry concerning the dismissal of Miss Douglas-Pennant; if so, whether he will inform this House what those conditions are; and will he state the reasons which have led the Government to take this course after refusing in this House the demand for a judicial inquiry?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The Committee has power to summon witnesses and to ask for papers. I am informed that the Air Ministry will assist the Committee in making any necessary arrangements for the attendance of witnesses, and will produce papers which the Committee wish to have. The Secretary of State has approved the appointment of counsel to represent the Air Ministry before the Committee.