HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 c1201
30. Mr. Roland Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many applications have now been received from Royal Air Force pilots for pre selection for civil aviation since the publication of his Department's Order A45/50, issued on 19th January, 1950; and what steps are being taken to assist these applicants.

Mr. A. Henderson

Two hundred and thirty, Sir. A selection board has been set up, consisting of representatives from the civil aviation corporations, the charter organisations, the Services and the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Pre-selected candidates will, so far as Service conditions permit, be posted to appointments in Bomber and Transport Commands to help them to gain the experience required for their civil licences.

Mr. Robinson

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman satisfied with the progress which is being made under this scheme?

Mr. Henderson

So far, yes.