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Mr Gerald Price

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Prime Minister what reply she is sending to Mr. Gerald Price, a blind person, who sought urgent help in a letter to her dated 26 March; and if she will make a statement.

Although the Civil Aviation Authority has statutory responsibility for the regulation of sport parachuting, the authority looks to the British Parachute Association—a very responsible body with a great deal of practical experience—for the detailed day-to-day control of the sport. My office is writing to Mr. Price explaining that it would not be appropriate for me to intervene over the association's decision not to allow him to make a parachute jump.