§ Mr. HOLLAND
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that a corporal in the Royal Air Force, stationed at Gosport, had his driving licence suspended last week for being in charge of a stationary motor car while under the influence of drink; and if, in this and similar cases, men so convicted will be precluded from having charge of an aeroplane, in order to impress the undesirability of any alcoholic beverage being consumed in or near the hours of duty in the Air Force?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The airman mentioned is not a pilot and the question of precluding him from having charge of an aeroplane does not therefore arise. Stringent action is taken to ensure strict sobriety amongst all those in charge of aircraft.