HC Deb 14 June 1967 vol 748 c561
47. Mr. Fortescue

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has yet obtained a reply from the German authorities regarding certain technical matters arising from the conclusions of the Second Commission investigating the Munich air disaster in February, 1958.

17. Mr. Dobson

asked the President of the Board of Trade what reply has been received from the German Government concerning the technical points put to them by his Department following the receipt of the Second Report of the aircraft disaster at Munich Airport on 6th February, 1958; whether the report is now available for publication; and if he will make a further statement on this subject.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The German Federal aviation authorities have agreed there should be discussions with the German experts, and these are due to commence today. The report will not be published until the discussions have been completed and their implications considered.

Mr. Fortescue

On 15th March this year the Minister told the House that he was pressing very hard for this information. Has it taken three months to get to this unsatisfactory state of affairs?

Mr. Mallalieu

It has taken a long time, but it is starting today.