HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 cc2400-1
20. Mr. Janner

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he will consider introducing legislation making it a criminal offence for the pilot of an aircraft to disregard flying regulations as laid down.

Mr. Beswick

Under Article 65 of the Air Navigation Order, 1949, an offender against flying regulations is liable, on conviction in a court of summary jurisdiction, to a fine not exceeding £200 or to imprisonment not exceeding six months. or to both fine and imprisonment.

Major Legge-Bourke

Is that not a very large fine to impose merely by virtue of an order? Cannot it be done by legislation?

Mr. Beswick

This is the maximum, of course; it does not mean that this will be the fine in every case.