HC Deb 02 February 1955 vol 536 cc1086-7
47. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what restrictions were placed upon the use of Tudor aircraft when they were re-issued with a certificate of airworthiness.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The restrictions were that the number of passengers carried should not exceed 50, and that flights over water should be routed within 250 miles of the nearest land. The latter restriction still remains in force, but the authorised number of passengers was increased to 60 in August, 1953. In addition, the ban placed on the use of pressurisation and cabin heaters was continued.

Mr. Beswick

Is the Minister quite satisfied that no Tudor aircraft are now being used for carrying passengers proceeding more than 250 miles over the water?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

If the hon. Gentleman knows of any cases in which the restrictions are not being observed, I shall be happy to have them.