§ 37. Major Neven-Spence
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the Air Minister has considered the application submitted by Aberdeen Airways, 1591 Limited, dated 13th December, 1936, requesting that certain air-lines they are operating should be licensed; and, in view of the recommendation made in the report of the Maybury Committee that air-lines should be licensed, will the Air Ministry exercise their power under the Air Navigation Act, 1936, and license these airlines at an early date?
§ Sir P. Sassoon
The application submitted by Aberdeen Airways, Limited, has been received, but I would remind my hon. and gallant Friend that no licensing system is as yet in existence and if the recommendation of the Maybury Committee to which he refers is adopted it will be necessary, before any further steps can be taken, to lay before Parliament the draft of any Order which it is proposed to recommend His Majesty in Council to make under Section 5 of the Air Navigation Act, 1936, and to await an affirmative resolution of both Houses. My Noble Friend has the whole matter under careful consideration.