HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 cc98-9W
64. Mr. Leadbitter

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will introduce legislation to impose an ultimate life on passenger-carrying aircraft.

Mr. William Rodgers

No. The relevant question is not one of age but of airworthiness. A certificate will not be renewed unless the standard of airworthiness is sustained and the system of maintenance required by the Air Registration Board is intended to ensure that it is.