HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 c2401
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. Beswick

No, Sir. The report has not yet been submitted to my noble Friend.

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.