§ 64. Mr. FREDERICK MARTIN
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the popular interest aroused by the Royal Air Force pageant, he will consider the advisability of affording to the public, and to the Members of this House, an opportunity of visiting the Croydon aerodrome with a view to demonstrating the safety and efficiency of air transport and its value to commercial, as well as to military, services?
§ Sir S. HOARE
Hon. Members or others who are interested in the question of the safety and efficiency of air transport will be welcome at any time at Croydon, and if any Members of the House wish to visit the aerodrome, I shall be happy to arrange for their being shown around it. As regards a demonstration, I hesitate to ask the commercial companies who use the Croydon aerodrome as their headquarters to undertake the expense of a special demonstration, but I suggest that the ordinary routine services of the air transport companies will themselves be the best possible evidence of their regularity and reliability.
§ Mr. MARTIN
asked the Secretary of State for Air what regular passenger and mail air services are now available in this country?
§ Sir S. HOARE
Three British air services, carrying passengers and mails, are in daily operation between London and Paris; London, Brussels and Cologne; London and Amsterdam. An extension from Amsterdam to Bremen, Hamburg and Berlin is operated on two days a week by a British, and on the remaining days by a German company, but this extension does not carry mails. The only internal British service is the daily one between London and Manchester, and this also does not carry mails.