§ 41. Mr. SIMMONDS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that the efficiency of the British aircraft industry is being prejudiced by delays in the work of the Aeronautical Inspection Department owing to insufficiency of staff; and whether, pending further devolution of the Department's duties upon the staffs of the contractors, he will immediately increase the personnel of this Department?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
I have no evidence that the efficiency of the aircraft industry is being prejudiced in the 1004 manner suggested by my hon. Friend, but if he has any specific case in mind, and will furnish me with particulars, I will have it investigated. I should add, however, that the staff of the Aeronautical Inspection Department is under continuous review in the light of the changing requirements of the aircraft industry, and additional appointments are now in fact being made.