HC Deb 25 June 1947 vol 439 cc63-4W
100. Mr. Boyle

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he is aware that A.M.O. A.360, issued 8th May, 1947, in advertising posts in his Department states that applicants must be university graduates or possess professional aviation qualifications and experience of a high standard, preferably with administrative experience, and must either be pilots with a sound knowledge of navigation and possess practical navigation experience; and why it is regarded that university graduation balances the alternative qualifications.

Mr. Lindgren

Air Ministry Order A. 360 followed upon the Civil Service Commissioners' Press advertisement, a copy of which I am sending to my hon. Friend. The educational standard required is either a university degree or, alternatively, professional aviation qualifications and experience of a high order. In addition, every candidate whether he is a university graduate or not, must be a pilot with a sound knowledge of air navigation or possess practical air navigation experience, at least up to the standard of a Second Class Civil Navigator's Licence. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Air is arranging for the Air Ministry Order to be amended to make the position clear beyond doubt.