HC Deb 14 March 1927 vol 203 c1641
65. Mr. DALTON

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many airship and balloon pilots have been trained in the British Empire during the last seven years?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

Statistics for the whole of the British Empire are not available. The number of civil airship and balloon pilots' licences issued in this country during the period referred to was 23.