HC Deb 10 November 1954 vol 532 cc1195-6
34. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what representations have been received by his Department to the effect that passenger airlines should be permitted to operate further over the sea without carrying dinghies.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

None, Sir.

Mr. Beswick

Does that mean that the Department is initiating a proposal to reduce the safety standards?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

As the hon. Member is aware, when international standards are laid down which are different from those in operation in this country, we look into them as a matter of general practice in order to find out who is right.