Will the hon. Gentleman be good enough to say whether one of the reasons for the shortfall is the absence of technical staff to maintain V bombers? In other words, has the Air Ministry cut back the supply of V bombers because it lacks the technical staff to maintain the aircraft?
As the hon. Gentleman has not been as frank as usual with the House, I beg to give notice that I will raise the matter on the Motion for the Adjournment at the earliest opportunity.