HL Deb 30 July 1962 vol 243 cc104-6WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they can now announce the composition and terms of reference of the independent advisory committee on the training and education of pilots for civil aviation proposed in Cmnd. 1695—Aviation Safety.


I am pleased to say that the Duke of Hamilton has accepted the invitation of my right honourable friend the Minister of Aviation to take the Chair of this Committee. Invitations to serve as members of the Committee have been accepted by:

Mr. J. Brosgall, Training Adviser to Unilever, Ltd.

Mr. S. T. Broad, County Education Officer for Hertfordshire.

Mr. A. M. A. Majendie, Deputy General Manager of the Aviation Division, S. Smith and Sons (England), Ltd.

The Committee's terms of reference will be: To inquire into:

  1. (a) recruitment and selection of professional pilots for civil aviation, and
  2. (b) facilities and standards for their flying training and education;
and to make recommendations.

The Committee's task is of great importance for the future safety of British aviation and I am confident that all those interested in the recruitment and training of pilots will co-operate fully with the Committee in this inquiry.

House adjourned at one minute past eight o'clock.