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Aircraft (Backward-Facing Seats)

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will now institute an inquiry as to the relative safety and comfort to passengers of back ward-facing seats in aircraft.

No. The question of backward-facing seats is one to which a great deal of consideration has been given in the past, and it continues to be studied as new evidence comes in. My right hon. Friend does not think that a further inquiry would add to our knowledge of the subject, or reveal any reason why he should alter his policy in this matter.