§ 16. Mr. Dobson
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the current pilot shortage in British European Airways, the British Overseas Airways Corporation and the British independent airline companies; and what percentage of the total number of pilots employed in each case this represents.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
B.O.A.C. have no shortage of operational pilots at the present moment. B.E.A. have a shortage of 52 pilots, which represents 4.8 per cent. of the total.
Accurate figures are not available for the independent airlines.