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Flying by MPs

L.B. 

Large nos. in new aircraft : M.P.'s  Manufrs. anxious tht. M.P.'s shd. be satisfied.
Manufrs. havg. invited a no. of M.P.'s to ground display, then asked them to fly – & Labour Members accepted.
Manufrs. unwilling now to put it off on pretext of a technical hitch.
Flight element has now bn. cancelled.
But can parties of 4 or 5 M.P.'s be allowed to do this in future.

P.M.

Was proposed to take 40 up together.  Think of constitutional diffies. which wd. arise if all were killed.
Don't object to parties of 4 or 5.  Or rather, 2 or 3.  Or 2.

L.B.

Rule cdn't be enforced thro' Corpns. alone.  These are private companies.
Wd. have to be arranged thro' Party Whips.

B.H.

Not more than 2 on each side – maximum of 4.

P.M.

Willing to agree to that – chosen by Air Cttee.

L.B.

Will you explain to C.R.A.?

P.M.

  Ch. Whip can do it thro' u. channels.

Taken from C.C. 18(53) - Meeting held on 10 March 1953.