Air Transport Pilots

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1959.

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Photo of Mr Frank Beswick Mr Frank Beswick , Uxbridge 12:00 am, 25th March 1959

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what proposals he is now considering for the future recruitment and training of civil air transport pilots; and when he expects to make a statement on this matter.

Photo of Mr John Hay Mr John Hay , Henley

My right hon. Friend is at present considering proposals for this purpose, the importance of which he fully appreciates, but he is not yet in a position to make a statement.

Photo of Mr Frank Beswick Mr Frank Beswick , Uxbridge

Will the Joint Parliamentary Secretary give us any idea of what proposals he is considering, and can he tell us whether he is contemplating using the services of the Airways Flying Club, which is a non-profit-making and very efficient organisation with a proven experience in training pilots?

Photo of Mr John Hay Mr John Hay , Henley

The proposals to which the Answer related were those referred to in the Question. As regards the second part of the supplementary question, I am not in a position to make a statement today.