§ 27. Mr. SIMMONDS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he 2116 has decided to support financially the inauguration of a British air service across the South Atlantic Ocean; and what company has he selected for this purpose?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The matter is at present under consideration by the Interdepartmental Committee on International Air Communications, and I am not yet in a position to make any statement.
§ Mr. SIMMONDS
Does my right hon. Friend realise that that is the type of answer which he has given for the last two years; and in view of the fact that other nations are regularly flying on this route, can he not tell us when he proposes to take some action to commence a British air line operating in South America?
§ Mr. GEORGE GRIFFITHS
Is it not a fact that the Air Ministry cannot inaugurate this service while the men are having margarine?