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Civil Aviation (Pilots)

Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what steps he is taking to ensure that there will be a sufficiency of properly trained and qualified civil pilots to meet the needs of British civil aviation through the 1980s.

I have no reason to think that in the foreseeable future the demand for qualified civil pilots by British civil aviation will exceed the supply available from the commercial flying training schools and other sources, but I will keep the position under review.