HC Deb 04 February 1942 vol 377 c1163
15. Mr. Hall-Caine

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether the Air Transport Auxiliary Service has the advantage at its various pools throughout the country of a full-time medical officer; and whether he will arrange for medical officers to examine Air Transport Auxiliary Service pilots each morning before they are allowed to transport aeroplanes, since this procedure would have the effect of diminishing accidents due to the human factor, and be a good investment for his Department in the saving of machines and man-hours, apart from the loss or injury to personnel?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

Medical examination is available at all the Pools of the Air Transport Auxiliary, and I have no reason to think that the present accident rate in the Service has been adversely affected by any lack of these facilities. I am, however, having the matter re-examined in the light of my hon. Friend's suggestion.