HC Deb 07 November 1960 vol 629 c13W
46. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Aviation if he is aware of the widespread public concern about the safety of commercial flying, especially following the crash of a Hermes aircraft at Southend in early October; and what steps he intends to take to ensure that the highest possible safety standards are strictly observed by all commercial aircraft operators.

Mr. Thorneycroft

No, but to reinforce the existing safety standards I propose shortly to submit an Order as contemplated in the Civil Aviation (Licensing) Act, introducing certificates that operators are competent to operate aircraft safely.