Aircraft Inspectorate

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th February 1949.

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Photo of Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin , Stretford 12:00 am, 16th February 1949

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.

Photo of Mr Walter Edwards Mr Walter Edwards , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

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."