asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what is the composition of the Naval Inspection Service in terms of naval personnel and civilians; what liaison exists between this branch and the Aeronautic Inspection Department; what are the terms of training; and if he is fully satisfied that all considerations of safety and efficiency in the Naval Air Arm are adequately met in this connection.
There are in the Naval Aircraft Inspectorate 13 Naval officers, nine ratings, 17 non-industrial civilian technicians and 293 civilian industrial examiners and viewers. All members of the Inspectorate are trained at the R.A.F. Aeronautical Inspection Service Training Course. As regards the second part of the Question, I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member on 12th February, 1947. The answer to the last part of the Question is, "Yes, Sir."