§ Lieut.-Commander Fletcher
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what is the composition of the Accidents Investigation Board at the Air Ministry; and what are the reasons for changes in the personnel of the branch which have recently taken place?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead
The Accidents Branch has recently been increased and now consists of one Chief Inspector, two Inspectors, three Assistant Inspectors, and two Investigating Officers. The changes in the personnel are due to the additions to the establishment of the Branch to meet its greatly increased responsibilities, and to the appointment of an officer to fill a vacancy caused by the retirement of the Inspector of Accidents.