HC Deb 14 July 1959 vol 609 c198
26. Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the forced redundancy of several hundred skilled craftsmen and others by Scottish Aviation, Limited, if he will place orders for Pioneer aircraft for the air ambulance services in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Mr. Maclay

I have already arranged for the suitability of the new Twin Pioneer 3 for the Scottish air ambulance service to be assessed; the decision whether to order it must await that assessment.

Sir T. Moore

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the Twin Pioneer is peculiarly well adapted for such a purpose as I have mentioned in my Question in those remote areas? Will he also bear in mind that sales are desperately needed?

Mr. Maclay

I am well aware of the merits of this aeroplane, but my hon. Friend will realise that I must await a full assessment of its suitability for this service.