HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 c1889
35. Sir R. Perkins

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will amend his regulations so as to make the carrying of dinghies obligatory on all British aircraft flying between Bangkok and Tokio,

The Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (Mr. John Boyd-Carpenter)

Normal British regulations, which are stricter than International Civil Aviation Organisation Standards, do not require the carrying of dinghies on this route; but I am informed by the British Overseas Airways Corporation that their aircraft will for the time being carry dinghies on a voluntary basis.

Sir R. Perkins

Thank you very much.