Does my right hon. Friend hold the same view as his predecessors, that the Army will accept, and that they want, all the dive-bombers that they can get? Does he imagine that he will get any? That would not be giving any information to the enemy, who know that the Army has not got any?
Why does the right hon. Gentleman hedge on a matter of such vital importance? Does he not appreciate that no hon. Member desires to convey valuable information to the enemy, but that we do want assurances that the Government fully appreciate the need for dive-bombers?
Discussions on the general subject have been going on between the two Departments. They are in a very advanced stage, and I hope that very shortly they will be concluded satisfactorily.