HC Deb 08 July 1959 vol 608 c130W
75. Mr. Strauss

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether a decision has yet been taken to set up a new licensing authority for air transport, to which powers now exercised by him, and subject to Parliamentary scrutiny, would be transferred.

Mr. Watkinson

I am considering with my colleagues what changes would be appropriate in the present arrangements for licensing air transport services and maintenance organisations. The creation of a central licensing authority would, of course, involve legislation.

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