HC Deb 29 January 1930 vol 234 cc1017-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the number of men who have been granted pensions for pulmonary tuberculosis held to be attributable to the conditions of service during each of the last 10 years for which statistics are available; the number of men who were refused pensions as being non-attributable; and the total number of men in receipt of such pensions at the latest convenient date?


As regards the first two parts of the question, the following is the information required in respect of the years 1922 to 1929, no post-War cases of pulmonary tuberculosis having arisen before the former year and War cases of prior date having been submitted direct to the Ministry of Pensions:

light aeroplane clubs (subsidised and un-eubsidised), flying schools, joy-riding and other profit-earning undertakings, there were 214 aircraft owned by 196 private owners on the register in this country on 31st December, 1929. An approximate estimate of the number of privately-owned aircraft on the same date in the United States of America was 540; in France, 70; in Germany, 100; and in Italy, 25.