§ 21. Mr. Rankin
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he can now say when the report of the inquiry into the accident to the Renfrew-bound Dakota aircraft which occurred at Mill Hill last October, with serious loss of life, will be available.
§ Mr. Rankin
Has my hon. Friend any idea when the report may be submitted, because there is a feeling that the time lag between the accident and the report in these cases is rather long? Without detracting from the effectiveness of these inquiries, something might be done to expedite the production of these reports.
§ Mr. Beswick
I do not think it would be proper to suggest to the president of the committee of inquiry that he is not producing a report as quickly as may be possible. As far as the preparatory work is concerned I have invited hon. Members who are interested in this matter to see exactly what work is involved before the investigation takes place. If they do, I think they will see that the time taken is not unduly long.