HC Deb 20 May 1968 vol 765 c42W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to publish the Report on the Ljubljana air crash on 1st September, 1966; and why this inquiry has taken over 18 months.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

In accordance with the Chicago Convention the investigation into the air crash at Ljubljana on 1st September, 1966, is the responsibility of the Yugoslav authorities. A United Kingdom Inspector of Accidents was accredited to the Yugoslav Commission of Inquiry. The administrative process of working in two, and sometimes' three, languages has lengthened the time required to conclude this investigation. The report has now been completed, however, and we are discussing its publication with the Yugoslav authorities.