§ Mr. G. HARVEY
asked the Secretary of State for Air what -is the present total number of civil aviators holding pilots' certificates; and can any steps be taken by the Government to increase this reserve force?1937W
§ Sir S. HOARE
The answer to the first part of the question is 233, this number being exclusive of serving Royal Air Force officers, 63 in number, who hold civil pilots' licences. As regards the second part, I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies which I gave to my hon. Friends the Members for Acton and for Southampton (Lord Apsley) on 15th and 24th November last, respectively.