HC Deb 04 February 1959 vol 599 cc388-9
32. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many organisations have submitted proposals for the ab initio training of pilot cadets in connection with the scheme for the recruitment of airline pilots; if any decision has yet been made about the allocation of a contract for such training; and what was the estimated cost, per cadet, in the accepted proposal.

Mr. Hay

We have had suggestions from five organisations about the scheme within the last year. We have also considered other ideas. While we are not yet ready to make a considered statement, I can say it is unlikely that the Government would be able to favour the system of training by contract.