HC Deb 05 July 1932 vol 268 cc233-4
36. Mr. JOEL

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether, in view of the fact that a representative of the Air Ministry is to proceed to Ottawa for a short period whilst the Conference is in session, in order to provide expert advice on any air questions which may arise, he will consider the desirability of suggesting to the South African Government that no decision should be taken with regard to the allocation of an airmail contract for internal air communications in that Dominion until an opportunity at Ottawa for discussion of the principles involved has occurred?


I shall, of course, be ready to discuss the matter to which the hon. Member refers during the course of the forthcoming Conference at Ottawa, if opportunity should arise. But the matter is solely one for the decision of the Union Government and I would, in this connection, draw the hon. Member's attention to the second part of the reply which I gave to him on the 29th of June.