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Safety Standards

Volume 655: debated on Monday 5 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Aviation if he is aware that since the tightening of general air safety standards on all United Kingdom airlines, and particularly chartered operators, a diversification of traffic is now taking place and increased bookings are being made with foreign lines; and whether he is satisfied that his Department have sufficient control over foreign airlines flying in and out of the United Kingdom to demand stringent safety standards in line with British requirements.

By international agreement, each country is responsible for the safety standards of its own registered aircraft; but if my right hon. Friend had doubts about the safety of a foreign applicant, he would consult the national aviation authority concerned before granting any permission.