Fleet Air Arm.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 18th November 1936.

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Photo of Captain Sir Peter Macdonald Captain Sir Peter Macdonald , Isle of Wight

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether any decision has yet been reached with regard to the desirability of the Admiralty taking complete control of the Fleet Air Arm; and, if not, whether any satisfactory definition has yet been reached so far as the responsibilities of the Navy with regard to its own methods of air defence and attack are concerned?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

The answer is in the negative.

Photo of Captain Sir Peter Macdonald Captain Sir Peter Macdonald , Isle of Wight

In view of the necessity of settling this question one way or the other, will my right hon. Friend consider setting up a committee?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

It is not my business to set up a committee.