HC Deb 19 July 1967 vol 750 c251W
1. Mr. Dobson

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will consider meeting the total cost of ab initio training for British commercial airline pilots; what the estimated cost would be in each of the next five years; and what is the cost of the present arrangements over the last five years.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

No. Training is primarily the responsibility of the prospective employer. There are too many variables to permit anything but a rough estimate of the cost to be made but over the next few years the cost is likely to be of the order of £2,000,000 per year. Over the past five years the Board of Trade contribution has amounted to £558,000 in total.

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