HC Deb 06 November 1978 vol 957 c48W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will now answer questions relating to reasons for investigation or non-investigation of aircraft accidents.

Mr. Clinton Davis

No. In accordance with the Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations 1969, the decision whether an aircraft accident is to be the subject of an inspector's investigation is taken by the Chief Inspector of Accidents. When I believe it is expedient in the public interest to do so, I shall continue the practice of ordering a public inquiry to be held.