HC Deb 26 June 1969 vol 785 c299W
44. Sir J. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the review of the decision to withdraw precision approach radar service has yet been completed.

Mr. William Rodgers

In the light of our review so far I have concluded that it would be an additional advantage to secure an independent judgment on the problem. Professor D. W. Holder, F.R.S., Head of the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, has agreed to undertake an inquiry. He will be assisted by Captain M. H. Barrett, who is a Senior Captain in British European Airways and Sir Martin Ryle, F.R.S., Professor of Radio Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, acting as Assessors.

The terms of reference will be: To examine and recommend whether there is a need to provide Precision Approach Radar to monitor, as a means of reducing the risk of accidents, the flight path of aircraft making instrument landing system approaches.

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