HC Deb 25 May 1933 vol 278 c1267

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will make a statement as to the results to date of the working of the convention regarding air navigation between Great Britain and Austria, which came into force on 14th January, 1933; and with how many other foreign countries similar conventions are in force or in process of negotiation?


As regard the first part of the question, it is known that United Kingdom pilots have taken advantage of the convention referred to, which enables them to make private flights to or over Austrian territory without obtaining prior permission. I have, however, no information as to the actual number of flights made. As regards the second part, two other such special agreements are in operation, and three are in process of negotiation. Occasion for such special agreements only arises, of course, in the case of States which are not parties to the Convention for the Regulation of Aerial Navigation, 1919; some 30 State members have subscribed to that convention.

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