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Civil Defence (Use Of Aircraft)

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 27 March 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has now come to a decision about the use of aircraft in Civil Defence, including the suggestion made by the Air League of the British Empire for the formation of a Civil Defence Air Wing; and if he will make a statement.

The suggestions of the Air League of the British Empire have been examined along with other suggestions for the use of aircraft for Civil Defence purposes in war. The financial and other implications of these proposals are still being explored, but no final conclusions have yet been reached.