Strength.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 21st December 1933.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson , Hitchin

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asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Italian Government, whilst decreasing their naval and military estimates for the coming year, have increased their air estimates; and whether His Majesty's Government will give consideration to the inadequacy of the present strength of the Royal Air Force in the course of the review now in progress of next year's Defence Estimates?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the last part, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the statements recently made on behalf of His Majesty's Government on this subject.

Photo of Wing Commander Archibald James Wing Commander Archibald James , Wellingborough

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what steps are being taken to improve the co-ordination of the Services in this country?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

I am afraid I had better have notice of that question.