4 NOVEMBER 1916, Page 14

On Tuesday Mr. Balfour received a deputation of the Parlia-

mentary Air Committ:e. He pointed out difficulties in the way of the proposal that an Air Lord should be added to the Admiralty. Afterwards the Executive Committee passed a resolution to the effect that the Air Board should be given larger powers for the development of both the Army and Navy Air Services. " One ' element, one authority,". is, we are sure, the solution we must ultimately reach. It cannot be right in the long ,run to regard the as as an appendage of either the earth or the sea..: Its problems are its own.