HC Deb 03 December 1930 vol 245 c2213
40. Lieut.-Commander KENWO RTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he has any further information regarding an air route between Hull and Hamburg with a view, eventually, to linking Liverpool and Belfast; and whether his Majesty's Government has now considered offering an air-mail contract to any company inaugurating such a service?


As regards the first part of the question, I understand that local interests in Hull are giving consideration, as my hon. and gallant Friend is perhaps aware, to the possibility of establishing an air service between Hull and Northern Europe, and that such a scheme might lead to, or he combined with, further lines between Hull and the West. As regards the last part, no proposals for such a service have been received by the Air Ministry, and the position remains, therefore, as stated in the reply given to my hon. and gallant Friend on 80th July last.

Major ROSS

Has the hon. Gentleman any information as to the possibilities of the link between Liverpool and Belfast mentioned in the question


I understand that a scheme is being considered by Manchester, and, as far as the Air Ministry are concerned, every possible advice and suggestion with regard to co-ordination between Hull and Manchester is being given.


Is there any possibility of a scheme between Liverpool and Dublin?


I think all these schemes depend very largely upon finance.