Results 81–100 of 175 for speaker:Group Captain Clifford Wilcock

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Training Schools (Closing) (28 Jan 1953)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the anxiety which has been caused to flying instructors and ground staff of volunteer reserve schools by the uncertainty of the future of volunteer reserve training, he will now give an assurance that no such schools will be closed other than those already notified.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Training Schools (Closing) (28 Jan 1953)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Is the Minister not aware that owing to the uncertainty of the future many pilots and ground crew mechanics at these schools are now seeking employment outside aviation—indeed, outside the country? Will he not now give an assurance that no further damage will be done to the training organisation of this country by closing down further schools?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Wolverhampton Airfield (De-requisitioning) (28 Jan 1953)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether Her Majesty's Government will now de-requisition those municipal airfields that have been used by the volunteer reserve schools which are now to be closed down.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Wolverhampton Airfield (De-requisitioning) (28 Jan 1953)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Is the Minister aware that the de-requisitioning of these aerodromes is a matter that is having repercussions on various municipalities and will affect rates? Will he therefore reconsider the matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Training, Canada (21 Jan 1953)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many members of the Royal Air Force were sent to Canada for elementary flying training during 1952; and how many are expected to be sent to Canada during 1953.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force: Training, Canada (21 Jan 1953)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Does not my hon. Friend agree that that is an indication that civilian training, or the training of pilots by civilians, is to continue in Canada but discontinue in this country? Is not that an extraordinary principle to be adopted by this Government?

Civil Aviation (29 Oct 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the big aircraft manufacturers and constructors themselves are not supporting the scheme as they should do? Therefore, we welcome the hon. Gentleman's interest in this matter.

Flying Boats (29 Oct 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I am sure all of us in this House are grateful to the hon. Member for Gosport and Fareham (Dr. Bennett) for raising this interesting subject tonight. He is quite right; from the moment that the economist proved—as he did at one time—that the flying boat was an uneconomical proposition, the development of the flying boat has languished. But there were and are other issues besides financial...

Civil Aviation (16 Jul 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I do not know whether I am in order in bringing this debate back from Scotland to aviation in general, but I would, first of all, since this is the first debate on civil aviation since we suffered a new Government, welcome and congratulate the Ministers opposite. Many of the matters on which we have been talking today were discussed by the Minister and myself at a height of 14,000 feet and...

Civil Aviation (16 Jul 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I hope the Parliamentary Secretary will answer these points. The Opposition have made their view clear. I am authorised to say that unless we receive an assurance on these points—it depends on the answer of the Parliamentary Secretary—we shall record our lack of confidence in the Government in the Division Lobby to-night.

Coastal Command (18 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I only intervene for a few moments in this homely debate because I was possibly the first in the House to serve in Coastal Command. Before saying anything on that matter, however, may I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on his appointment as Under-Secretary of State for Air? His politics are a matter of great regret to me, but his enthusiasm for flying and for the Royal Air Force is a matter...

Coastal Command (18 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: That is very attractive. The hon. and gallant Member for Macclesfield (Air Commodore Harvey) mentioned that the real aim is to have an integrated Service of one uniform colour. When we have done this, as I have recently advocated, we should certainly not need these long discussions about under what jurisdiction the Command should be. Those are my only remarks on the subject of Coastal...

Coastal Command (18 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Would the hon. Member be perfectly fair and agree that one would expect to see a cut in the Fighting Services when a successful war had just been terminated and that that was the time to make retrenchment in the Services? Would not he further agree that under the former Labour Government the Royal Air Force enjoyed a much greater expansion than at any other time before the war under a...

Coastal Command (18 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I want to deal briefly with only one subject, and not to follow the hon. Member who has just made such a valuable contribution—except to clear up one point he made in relation to guided missiles. When he pointed out the difficulty of control, I am sure he was not putting forward the view that guided missiles against a very large target like London would be unsuccessful. It would be a great...

Coastal Command (18 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I want to ask the Under-Secretary of State if he will give his personal supervision to the matter of Reserves. We have heard a great deal of sense talked about aircraft, their arms and their functions, from both sides of the House, but I do not think the question of Reserves has been dealt with. For the Army, and even for the Navy, the training of Reserves to war standard takes some time, but...

Coastal Command (18 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: The hon. Gentleman does not agree, but we have no sympathy with any Ministers, irrespective of party, unless we can get efficiency in the Air Force. I do not know whether the Under-Secretary of State realises that if a civilian flying instructor is killed while flying, or an air line pilot, his dependants receive at least £3,000 in compensation, but the family of a volunteer reservist, to...

Defence (5 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I will not follow the hon. and gallant Member for Perth and East Perthshire (Colonel Gomme-Duncan) in the line he has taken, although we on this side of the House, and I am sure everyone else, agree with his view that the co-operation of the Dominions—and I would go further and say of the Colonies—is essential to knit together a defence organisation of strength and stability. I hope that...

Defence (5 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Not the Black Watch. I do, therefore, have sympathy with the claims of the Army and indeed I should like to see a powerful Army—and Navy and Air Force—and then we could all sleep in peace. But we cannot have that; we cannot afford it. Therefore, I press the Parliamentary Secretary and the Minister to consider this urgent and important problem of how best to use the limited money and...

Defence (5 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: If I may thank my hon. Friend for his assistance and answer the hon. Gentleman opposite, I would say that we were wrong to sell these engines. I would point out, however, that, as a result of the hostilities which have been going on for two and a half years, that type of aircraft would certainly have been in the hands of the Russians by now. It is not a fact that we sold them something which...

Defence (5 Mar 1952)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I am not taking part in this debate to make any contribution other than one for the defence of this country.


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