HC Deb 10 April 1933 vol 276 cc2159-60
19. Mr. NUNN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the national aviation services in China are under American and German control; and what steps have been taken to secure similar privileges for British interests?


I am aware that two corporations have been formed, by agreements between a United States and a German company, respectively, and the Chinese Government, for the purpose of operating certain Chinese national air services. All proper assistance will of course be given to any British undertaking desirous of entering this field.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is no private flying allowed in China and that all the flying is under the national service, and that therefore it is entirely in the hands of American and German operators?


I have just answered that all proper assistance will be given to all-British undertakings as far as it can be done.

20. Mr. NUNN

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has received any report from the British Minister in China upon the representations submitted by British aircraft manufacturers in favour of the appointment of a special aviation attaché to promote the use of British aircraft in China; and what action it is proposed to take?


I have received a recommendation from His Majesty's Minister that an air attaché should be appointed to His Majesty's Legation, and the matter is under consideration.