HC Deb 07 February 1968 vol 758 cc399-400
13. Mr. Frank Taylor

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he now expects to publish the report of his departmental inquiry on air safety standards.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

We expect to receive the report in a few weeks' time, and my right hon. Friend will, in accordance with the promise given by his predecessor on 28th June, 1967, make the conclusions available to the House as soon as possible thereafter.—[Vol. 749, cols. 98–100.]

Mr. Taylor

Will not the Minister agree that the production of this report is urgently needed, especially in the light of the calamitous air crashes which have taken place in the past year? Will he, therefore, take every step to see that the report is produced at the earliest possible moment?

Mr. Mallalieu

It is important to get the conclusions of the investigation, which, as I say, will be available shortly.

Mrs. Ewing

Does the Minister intend to install radar at Turnhouse before the tourist season begins?

Mr. Mallalieu

That is another question.