A rebate of duty on petrol used by flying clubs is paid at a rate for the present year of 1s. 3d. a gallon. It is not possible to improve on this within the finance available for the scheme.
This scheme was introduced in the first place expressly in order to help to form a pool of pilots. The fact that the increase in private flying last year has, so to speak, bumped against the ceiling of the subsidy is evidence that the encouragement given by the Government to private flying has been very successful.