§ Sir F. SYKES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what are the circumstances under which applicants for civil pilots licences are required to under-go practical tests; how many such tests have been carried out since the issue of licences was undertaken by the Air Ministry; and what were the results of such tests in the cases of applicants who had not flown regularly for six months or more?
§ Mr. LEACH
As regards the, first part of the question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the Air Navigation Directions, 1924 (A.N.D. 30), of which I am sending him a copy. The answer to the second part of the question is 137; to the third, that between 15th July, 1921, 1547W prior to which date statistics are not available, and 23 July, 1924, of 61 applicants who had not flown regularly for six months or more, 36 passed the practical tests and 25 failed.