HC Deb 26 April 1926 vol 194 cc1648-9
35. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he has information of the aerial convention agreed between the French and German Governments; what is the present position with regard to British commercial aeroplanes flying over German territory; and what is the position with regard to the British flying service from London to Prague?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

As regards the first part of the question, I am unable to furnish any information regarding the negotiations for a Franco-German air convention. As regards the remaining parts of the question, the position remains as stated in the replies to the hon. and gallant Member on 9th July, 21st and 26th May last, with the exception that the permission to operate the British air service to Berlin and Cologne has been further extended to the 31st May next.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is reported that this Convention has been actually signed between the French and German Governments, allowing French aeroplanes to fly over German territory?


I have no official information on the subject.


Is he also aware that German air lines are now penetrating into the territory of Portugal, our oldest ally, and will he see whether British air lines can have a look in there as well


I must have notice of that question.