HC Deb 08 March 1939 vol 344 cc2122-3
24. Sir Hugh Seely

asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of airmen killed and the number injured through accidents to military aircraft during the years 1936, 1937, and 1938?

Sir K. Wood

As the information required by the hon. Member is best presented in a tabular statement, I will, with his permission, circulate the statement in the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

the course of peace-time training applies to members of the Civil Air Guard?

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Captain Harold Balfour)

No, Sir. At the time of the inception of the Civil Air Guard scheme the question of compensation in respect of death or injury for light aeroplane club members undergoing Civil Air Guard training was considered, and it was made clear to light aeroplane clubs operating the scheme that Government assistance and liability was limited to the agreed subsidy payments. Members of the Civil Air Guard give an undertaking to serve in connection with aviation in the event of emergency. Should such undertakings have to be implemented, then members would come under any schemes of compensation for death or injury applicable to the particular work to which they were allocated.

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