HC Deb 15 March 1934 vol 287 c576
40. Captain DOWER

asked the Undersecretary of State for Air if he is now in a position to make a statement with regard to the desirability of providing a British commercial air-service to China; and whether, in view of the anxiety of the Manchester chamber of commerce, and other British trade organisations, that such facilities should be available at the earliest possible date, he will ensure that there shall be no delay on account of the need for assistance, financially or otherwise?


I regret that I am not yet in a position to add to the reply which I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend so recently as 8th February last.

Captain DOWER

Can my right hon. Friend say when he hopes to be in a position to make a statement?


The whole matter is under active consideration, and parts two and three of the question will be specially borne in mind.