HC Deb 02 June 1921 vol 142 cc1235-6
86. Mr. HURD

asked the Secretary of State for Air what plans are in progress to develop air services in and to and from our Colonies in the British West Indies, with Bermuda and Nassau as bases, with a view to overcoming the difficulties of communication between the islands and between them and North and South America?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Captain Guest)

Various schemes for the development of air communication in the West Indies have, from time to time, been closely examined by the Air Ministry. The main difficulty is that of finance. Since the summer of 1920 the Bermuda and West Atlantic Aviation Company have been carrying out valuable pioneer work in the Bermudas, and it is understood that proposals are now being considered for a service between the Bahamas and the mainland.