§ 37. Mr. SIMMONDS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the present position with regard to the negotiations with the Persian Government for the continued passage of British civil aircraft over Persia; and whether he can make any statement upon alternative proposals in the event of the failure of the negotiations?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
Negotiations with the Persian Government are still in progress. Alternative proposals are also under active consideration by His Majesty's Government, but at the present juncture my Noble Friend is not in a position to make any further public statement on the subject.