HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 c1200
27. Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it is his intention to recommend an increase in the grant to flying clubs under his Department's scheme of flying training for the Air Training Corps, to offset the increased tax on petrol.

Mr. A. Henderson

Prior to the imposition of the petrol tax, it was estimated that some 225 cadets would be trained by the flying clubs within the total grant of £30,000. As a result of the tax the number of cadets may be reduced by 10 or 12. I am considering whether steps can be taken to avoid this reduction.