HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 cc393-4
39. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air what steps have been taken with the French authorities with a view to the extension of the airway between Southampton and the Channel Islands to Cherbourg?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

The question of extending the British regular air service between Southampton and Guernsey to Cherbourg is primarily a matter for consideration by Imperial Airways, Limited. Occasional flights are, however, undertaken to Cherbourg, and the question whether the special prior permission now required for each such flight, Cherbourg being within a "prohibited area," could not be dispensed with, is at present under discussion with the French authorities.

Colonel DAY

Is it not the fact that it would save a day in coming from America to England, or nice rice versa, were this service established?


It would certainly save a considerable time in the transport of American mails, but exactly how long I could not say without notice.

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