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Volume 390: debated on Wednesday 2 June 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that American interests are now seeking monopolistic concessions to operate a chain of seadromes having the same purpose and functions as the less costly and more quickly-built Creed seadrome; and whether, in view of this threat to British aviation, he will resume the inquiry into the possibility of using the Creed seadrome in this way?

I have seen reports in the Press to the effect that the operation of seadromes is being considered in the United States. These reports also stated that no monopoly was sought or desired. As for the second part of the Question; I understand that the Creed project was exhaustively considered before the war but for a variety of reasons its development was not supported by the Government. The inventor has recently re-submitted his project and I am arranging for its commercial possibilities to be re-examined.