Oral Answers to Questions — Army Co-Operation Command.

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

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Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider transferring both the command and the effective operational control of Army Cooperation Command to the Army?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The Army already exercises effective operational control over the squadrons in Army Co-operation Command. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister does not consider that any change in the present system of command is necessary.

Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne

Is it not a fact that I received a reply to a Question that Army Co-operation Command is under the command of an Air Force officer?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

That is quite true. The hon. and gallant Gentleman asked me a Question, and I gave the reply referred to.

Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne

How can the effective operational control of the Army Cooperation Command be in the hands of the Army if it is commanded by an Air Force officer?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

It is under his operational control.