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America (Aeroplanes)

Volume 95: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1917

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asked the Prime Minister whether we have yet dispatched to the United States Government aeroplanes of our latest design for their guidance and information; and, if so, when these were dispatched or, if it is not proposed to assist the American Government in this matter, will he state the reason why?

I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member on this matter on the 24th of May.

This question is addressed to the Prime Minister, and I must ask the Prime Minister to reply [Interruption.] On a point of Order. This question is purely on a point of policy—whether or not we should aid our American Allies in the construction of aeroplanes—and it is not for an Under-Secretary to answer at all.

On a point of Order. I should like to ask your ruling whether Ministers are obliged to answer Members who use offensive expressions towards them?