§ 49. Mr. WHITESIDE (for Sir FERGUS GRAHAM)
asked the Prime Minister whether evidence has yet been taken from the interests affected in regard to the proposed internationalisation of civil aviation; and whether the House can have an assurance that His Majesty's Government will not subscribe to any international restrictions which would retard the progress of aeronautical research and private and commercial flying?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The answer to the first part of the question is that written representations have been received from certain interests affected in regard to the proposed internationalisation of civil aviation and have been considered. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend, to the assurance given to the hon. and gallant Member for the Isle of Thanet by the Lord President of the Council on the 13th of this month, and to my statement at Geneva, both of which have been supplemented by the answer I have given to-day.