HC Deb 13 March 1929 vol 226 cc1135-6W

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, seeing that Sheffield, after an appeal by the director of civil aviation for co-operation in regard to aviation, has received a request from the Sheffield Flying Club for a flying club subsidy, he will say what answer has been returned; and what encouragement he is showing to those clubs which, like Sheffield, are endeavouring to encourage the promotion of civil aviation?


As regards the first part of the question, the reply addressed by the Air Ministry to an application received from the Sheffield Flying Club for a subsidy similar to that granted to other clubs, was that such a grant could not be made, the number of clubs which could be granted assistance being strictly limited and any addition to this number being now impossible. As regards the last part, clubs which become affiliated to National Flying Services, Limited, will benefit from the support extended to that company, and I understand that the Sheffield Flying Club is already in touch with the company with a view to taking advantage of the benefits which can be secured in this way.