§ Captain Orr
asked the President of the Board of Trade what daily discussions take place between the British Overseas Airways Corporation and members of the British Airline Pilots Association to ensure passenger safety in respect of scheduling and other matters; whether he is still satisfied about such safety in the light 194W of cancellation and rescheduling of flight and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
I am informed by B.O.A.C. that all B.O.A.C. services continue to be planned in accordance with the rules contained in a scheduling agreement made in 1966 between B.O.A.C. and the British Air Line Pilots Association. Minor modifications to schedules have recently been introduced at B.A.L.P.A.'s request.
These rules are designed to take into account the effects of cancellations and rescheduling in so far as safety may be involved, and I understand that all necessary discussions with flying staff on safety matters continue in the normal way.