HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 c4W
Mr. Freud

asked the Minister for Trade whether he will review safety standards for light aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Sproat

I am satisfied that the accident statistics for light aircraft, as held on the British register, do not reveal a pattern to prompt a general review of safety standards.

The four fatal accidents which occurred this month, two in England and two in France, are the subjects of field inquiries by the Chief Inspector of Accidents, and any evidence which suggests possible means of avoiding accidents in the future will be acted upon promptly.

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