Aircrew (Hours of Duty)

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd November 1955.

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Photo of Mr Geoffrey De Freitas Mr Geoffrey De Freitas , Lincoln 12:00 am, 2nd November 1955

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will introduce legislation limiting the number of hours which an air pilot may be required to be on duty.

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Gosport and Fare-ham (Dr. Bennett) on 26th October.

Photo of Mr Frank Beswick Mr Frank Beswick , Uxbridge

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that his right hon. Friend was at least a little naive in that reply when he said that the only difference between himself and the British Airline Pilots' Association was that the latter required rather more detail? Is it not a fact that they require a much closer limitation of hours, and is he looking into that matter again?

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

As I said to the hon. Member for Uxbridge (Mr. Beswick) in the Answer to which I have referred, I shall be laying regulations on this subject before Parliament shortly, and I think it would be better to await the laying of those regulations before discussing them.