HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 cc391-2
22. Mr. Kirby

asked the Secretary of State for Air what has been the extent of response to, and progress made, in the Civil Air Guard scheme in the Liver pool area, centred on the Speke airport?

Captain Balfour

One thousand two hundred and fifty-four applications have been received in respect of this locality, but I would point out that this number does not necessarily indicate the number of applicants who will eventually be found to be suitable for training. Of this total, 196 have been enrolled and 116 have commenced flying. The number of members with "A" licences is 67, 13 of which have been obtained since joining the Civil Air Guard.

Mr. Kirby

Does the hon. and gallant Member consider that progress to be satisfactory?

Captain Balfour

Yes, Sir, the results compare favourably with those in other parts of the country, and I should like to say that the authorities in Liverpool have been co-operating in a splendid way.

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