§ Mr. LAWSON
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can state the most recent estimate of the Air Force strength of Italy, Belgium, Germany, and America?
§ Sir S. HOARE
As regards Italy, Germany, and the United States of America, I would refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave on the 3rd May and the 5th July last to the hon. Member for Bethnal Green (Mr. Harris) and the hon. and gallant Member for Greenock (Sir G. Collins) respectively. As regards Belgium, the answer is: number of personnel, 155 officers, of whom 72 are pilots or observers; and 2,213 other ranks, of whom 67 are pilots or observers; number of machines, exclusive of reserve, training, and headquarters machines, 153.