HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 cc1038-9
4. Mr. Beswick

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if the accounts of Air Training, Limited, will be submitted to Parliament in the same way as those of the aviation corporations.

Mr. Lindgren

Yes, Sir. It is proposed to regard Airways Training, Limited, as a subsidiary for the purposes of Section 21 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 1946, and accordingly that the Corporations' statements of accounts should include in a separate appendix an audited statement of accounts of this undertaking.

Mr. Beswick

Can my hon. Friend, therefore, give the name of any director or directors who have been nominated by the Minister? Will any such director, who is receiving a salary as an employee of the Corporation, receive in addition fees as a director of the subsidiary organisation?

Mr. Lindgren

This is an organisation which is financed from capital subscribed by the airline Corporations, B.O.A.C. and B.E.A.C. The Directors are Mr. G. T. Meller, Sir Victor Tait, Mr. P. Wills, and Mr. J. E. V. Tysack. Two are from B.O.A.C. and two from B.E.A.C. and they are officials of those airlines. They are receiving salary as officials of those airlines, and they work in conjunction with these corporations as part of their normal duties, and there is no additional fee.

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