HC Deb 11 May 1960 vol 623 c61W
17. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Secretary of State for Air what has been the experience of Transport Command in the efficacy of backward-facing seats in maintaining safety; and whether it is the policy of the Command to continue using backward-facing seats for personnel.

Mr. Ward

Our experience suggests that in certain types of accident these seats give some extra protection; and we shall continue to use them.