HC Deb 11 November 1926 vol 199 c1257

asked the Secretary of State for Air what steps, if any, are being taken to increase the number of pupils attending the De Haviland Aircraft Company's school and whether anything is being done to help to add to the membership of the light aeroplane clubs?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

As regards the first part of the question, the De Havilland Company's school trains both officers of the Air Force Reserve and also private pupils, including members of light aeroplane clubs. The Air Ministry is directly concerned with the question of the number of the former class of pupils only, and has guaranteed to send a total of 375 Reserve officers to the school in the period of four years from 1st April, 1925, with a minimum of 80 in any one year. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for the Don Valley on 7th July.


Are any steps contemplated to give facilities for landing grounds anywhere near the centre of London


I do not think that that arises out of the original question.