HC Deb 10 May 1954 vol 527 cc52-3W
Mr. Lucas

asked the Minister of Supply whether all new types of British civil aircraft intended for service in the air corporations are subject to flying tests by his Department's test pilots in the same way as military aircraft.

Mr. Sandys:

No. Flight testing of civil aircraft is carried out by the Air Registration Board, and by the manufacturers under the Air Registration Board's supervision. The Ministry of Supply's facilities are available for use if necessary.