Oral Answers to Questions — Transport Aircraft Develop Ment (Responsibility).

– in the House of Commons on 30th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr George Garro-Jones Mr George Garro-Jones , Aberdeen North

asked the Prime Minister which Minister is responsible to the House for the proper development of air transport for war purposes?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The Secretary of State for Air under the War Cabinet is responsible. The design, development and production of transport aircraft, to the specifications and requirements of the Secretary of State for Air, are, however, the responsibility of the Minister of Aircraft Production.

Photo of Mr George Garro-Jones Mr George Garro-Jones , Aberdeen North

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the record of the Air Ministry in the sphere of air transport, whether civil or military, is not an inspiring one, and will he, in view of the growing importance of this subject, ask the War Cabinet to apply some stimulus to that body on the lines of developments in the United States?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I will consider that point.