HC Deb 27 April 1938 vol 335 cc115-6
24. Mr. R. Robinson

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air in which cases the ban on air line bookings imposed by the railway companies has been removed since 28th March; in which cases does the ban still operate; and when will it be completely removed?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

Since 28th March the ban has been removed from internal services of Allied Airways but still operates in respect of O11ey Air Service and its subsidiary companies, Channel Air Ferries and West Coast Air Services, and in respect of Western Airways, Limited. I am not in a position to reply to the last part of the question, but I understand that outstanding cases are under discussion.

Mr. Robinson

Now that the difficulties with Eire have been settled, can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say why the political ban on the O1ley Companies should still remain?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

As I have said before, my Noble Friend has already represented to the railway companies the desirability of the ban being completely removed. Unless that is done before the licensing order comes before the House, it will be dealt with in that order.

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