HC Deb 13 April 1937 vol 322 c781
48. Mr. Perkins

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that British railway companies through their booking agents are encouraging British subjects to fly by foreign air-lines in preference to British air-lines; and whether he will allow the House an opportunity to discuss the matter?

Sir J. Simon

I would remind my hon. Friend that this matter was debated on two occasions when the Air Estimates were before the House, the last occasion being so recent as 22nd March. I do not think there is any difference of opinion in the House on the subject, and I trust that it will be possible for the railway companies and the air line companies to reach a satisfactory settlement.

Mr. Perkins

When does the right hon. Gentleman expect that happy event will occur?

Sir J. Simon

I believe that negotiations are going on.

Mr. Bellenger

Are the facts really as stated in the question?