HL Deb 31 January 1946 vol 139 cc142-4

6.16 p.m.


, who had given Notice that he would ask His Majesty's Government whether they would give details of the subsidy recently announced by the Australian Government as payable to the flying clubs in that Dominion, said: My Lords, I beg to ask the question standing in my name.


My Lords, I have been asked to reply on behalf of my noble friend. I understand that His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth recently approved, subject to review at the end of 1946, of payments to aero clubs on the following basis: A payment of £25 for every completed period of fifty hours flown by any one aircraft; the issue of a bonus of £50 for each pupil trained ab initio to "A" Licence standard; the issue of an additional bonus for each licence renewed on the club aircraft. The Commonwealth Director of Civil Aviation is empowered somewhat to increase the amount of these bonuses in the case of licences issued or renewed at country centres if the club so requests, and if after investigation the increase is found to be justified. Where possible, suitable hangar accommodation will be made available free of charge.


Thank you very much.

House adjourned at eighteen minutes past six o'clock.