HC Deb 24 November 1937 vol 329 c1217
47. Mr. Perkins

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give the House an opportunity of discussing the Maybury Report?

The Prime Minister

As announced by my Noble Friend the Secretary of State for Air in the Memorandum accompanying the Air Estimates, the Government has approved those recommendations of the Maybury Committee which call for action on the part of the Air Ministry. The House had, in consequence, an opportunity of debating the report when the Estimates were considered and passed. The establishment of a licensing system for internal air services requires an Order in Council approved by a Resolution of both Houses of Parliament as provided by the Air Navigation Act, 1936. The necessary Order will be submitted to Parliament in due course.

Mr. Perkins

Will my right hon. Friend consider the advisability of enlarging the terms of reference to the proposed Cadnam Committee in order to allow that Committee to consider matters now barred by the Maybury Report, such as the present position of municipal aerodromes?

The Prime Minister

That is quite a different question from the one on the Paper, and perhaps my hon. Friend will put it down.