HC Deb 20 February 1957 vol 565 cc420-1
32. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what action he has taken, or proposes to take, to so tighten the appropriate regulations as to prevent non-qualified flying instructors giving dual-flying instruction to ab initio pilots.

Mr. Neave

The present regulation on flying instruction prohibits unqualified instructors from giving ab initio flying instruction for payment and from supervising pupils flying solo. The question of extending this provision to include all ab initio flying instruction is under consideration as part of a general revision of the air navigation regulations which my right hon. Friend is undertaking.

Mr. Beswick

If the Joint Parliamentary Secretary looks at this matter again he will find that the regulation does not prevent unqualified instructors from giving some instruction to an ab initio pilot. As details have been sent to his Ministry of breaches of this regulation, at any rate in the spirit if not in the letter, will he see whether something can be done about them?

Mr. Neave

The regulations are in course of redrafting, with the object that there shall be a requirement for an instructor's rating to be held for all instruction taken for the purpose of obtaining a private pilot's licence at all stages. My right hon. Friend will consider that point in the redrafting of the regulations.

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