HC Deb 28 February 1945 vol 408 c1364
28. Mr. Quintin Hogg

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many fatal accidents took place and how many persons were killed in January, 1945, on journeys undertaken by Transport Command other than on main trunk and feeder routes.

Sir A. Sinclair

In the period referred to, there was one fatal accident to Transport Command aircraft engaged in communications flying other than on the main trunk and feeder routes. The accident occurred on the ground, and involved the death of one airman.

Commander Locker-Lampson

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether asking the pilots to decide whether or not a flight should be taken is, in his view the best form of protection?

Sir A. Sinclair

I think that is far outside the scope of the Question.