HL Deb 26 April 1972 vol 330 cc372-3

2.45 p.m.


My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.

The Question was as follows:

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate that Aeronautical Information Circular No. 68 of 1968 will be re-issued, and how many personnel are now working on the revised edition of this document, either full-time or significantly part-time.


My Lords, a new circular is now being prepared to be published this summer. It has necessarily to be written by one officer fully versed in the subject. This officer is working on the revision for part of his time plus overtime. Another more senior officer will check the text before publication.


My Lords, I am greatly obliged to the noble Lord for that reply. Is he aware that the gentleman who is, I imagine, the officer in question has also to answer queries from people like me on the telephone; and will he convey to that gentleman the thanks and appreciation of all concerned for his efforts in that direction?


Willingly, my Lords. It is just because he has to answer those questions that he is employed part-time, and also it is desirable to have someone who is actually engaged in current aeronautical work to do this revision.