Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Aerodromes (Defence).

– in the House of Commons on 21st January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

asked the Prime Minister whether it has been decided to make changes in the organisation and control of the ground defences of British aerodromes overseas?

Photo of Sir John Anderson Sir John Anderson , Combined Scottish Universities

The extent to which it is desirable to introduce changes in the organisation and control of the ground defences of British aerodromes overseas varies in accordance with local conditions, and the matter is now under consideration by the War Office and Air Ministry.

Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

Can my right hon. Friend assure the House that in connection with this inter-Departmental investigation there will be forthcoming first-hand evidence from those who have had experience of operating the present system overseas?

Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

Is not the present position extraordinarily unsatisfactory?