HC Deb 24 July 1933 vol 280 c2226

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the damage done from time to time by civil aircraft to crops and livestock in this country, he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation to oblige all such aircraft to be insured against third-party risks in the same way as motor vehicles?

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

My Noble Friend has decided to ask the committee on the control of private flying recently appointed under the chairmanship of Lord Gorell to consider the advisability of requiring aircraft in this country to be insured against third-party risks. The question of compulsory third-party insurance is also under examination internationally.

Sir G. FOX

Is the hon. Gentleman able to state the number of countries in Europe in which the authorities insist at present on this third-party insurance?


I do not know, but the whole subject is going to be looked into by this committee to which I have referred.

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