HC Deb 26 July 1950 vol 478 c445
74. Sir H. Williams

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what is the cost of the Notam service; and the number of notices issued in any recent year.

Mr. Beswick

The cost of printing and distributing 207 Class 2 Notams during the 12 months ended 31st March, 1950, was £1,980. The cost of 5,279 Class 1 Notams is not ascertainable without an analysis of the cost of the telecommunications service, through which they are sent.

Sir H. Williams

Does the hon. Gentleman not think that rather too many of these notices are issued with the result that people do not read them properly?

Mr. Beswick

I think it is a grave reflection upon the pilots and the people engaged in this industry when the hon. Gentleman says that these notices are not studied.