§ 54. Mr. SIMMONDS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether His Majesty's Government accept responsibility for the ground organisation necessary for the safety of British air services where they traverse undeveloped territory?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
Broadly speaking, the primary responsibility for ground organisation rests with the operating company. The circumstances of each service are, however, specially considered, and the existing agreements with Imperial Airways provide for assistance by His Majesty's Government in a number of directions.
§ Mr. SIMMONDS
In view of the fact that that decision is liable to prevent new air services developing throughout the Empire, will His Majesty's Government reconsider the matter to see whether they cannot undertake a more general and fruitful policy?