HC Deb 14 June 1967 vol 748 cc81-2W
85. Mr. Lubbock

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement about the report of the joint Board of Trade/Royal Air Force medical team which has been investigating the causes of fatigue in flight deck personnel in civil airline operations; and if he will give a general direction to the British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways to find, or provide themselves, sleeping accommodation which is soundproofed and properly venti- lated for crews spending the night at foreign cities served by those airlines.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The Flying Personnel Research Committee of the Ministry of Defence is carrying out a study on flight deck workload with a team of Board of Trade officials and R.A.F. personnel, and in co-operation with British airlines. An interim report was issued in 1965 and the work is continuing. The Corporations' attention has been drawn to the report and I am confident that they will take whatever action they consider necessary.