20. Captain GUEST
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the acceptance by the Air Ministry of the recommendation of the Gorell Committee in relation to the need for an annual certificate of airworthiness for privately-owned aeroplanes, he is aware that private owners are being forced, under Air Ministry Form C.A. (79), to renew these certificates at considerable expense; whether it is intended to introduce legislation to implement this recommendation of the Gorell Committee; and when will it be introduced?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
My right hon. and gallant Friend will recollect that this recommendation was dependent on the introduction of compulsory third-party insurance. As I have already stated in the House, the steps to be taken for carrying out this and other major recommendations of the Gorell Committee are under close discussion with the outside interests concerned. The discussions are progressing as well as the complexity of the subject will admit, but the introduction of legislation must be dependent on the exigencies of Parliamentary time.
§ Captain HAROLD BALFOUR
Can the Under-Secretary give an assurance that the Ministry have not in any way altered their attitude as regards accepting the recommendation of the Gorell Committee?