HC Deb 22 June 1927 vol 207 cc1838-9
32. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the Persian Government has now agreed to British commercial aeroplanes flying over its territory on their journeys between Egypt and India; and whether the Cairo-Karachi air service has been resumed?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, there is nothing to add to the reply which, was given to the hon. and gallant Member on 25th May.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Could the hon. Baronet inform me what steps have been taken to raise this matter with the Persian Government, and if it is being pressed by our representatives?


Yes Sir, it is being pressed by our representatives in the ordinary official manner. We are pressing it as much as we can, because the delay is a serious one, and meanwhile we are exploring other possible routes.