HC Deb 31 October 1934 vol 293 cc180-1
9. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is yet in a position to make any statement with regard to the possibility of an extension of the British air routes to Canada or the Far East, including China?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

There is at present no concrete scheme before the Air Ministry for a British trans-Atlantic air service. Various proposals for a connecting link between the Australian air mail service, which will, it is hoped, be in operation before the end of this year, and the Far East have been under consideration for some time past, but the somewhat complex negotiations with the different Governments concerned have unfortunately been subject to unforeseen delays.


Will the Under-Secretary assure the House that the machines used on this service will be faster than those on existing services?


I do not think that arises out of the question.

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