HC Deb 10 May 1938 vol 335 c1410
44. Mr. Lyons

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of additional moneys to be made available for the development of civil aviation, any immediate steps are being taken, in conjunction with other Governments interested, to arrange for the establishment of a service between Australia and New Zealand; and when it is contemplated that such a service is likely to commence operation?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

Yes, Sir. A preliminary meeting to discuss this question will take place shortly in Australia between representatives of the companies nominated by the interested Governments. It is not yet possible to say when a service is likely to commence.

Mr. Lyons

May we take it that this proposal will be one of the first services to be established?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

We are anxious to get the service established as quickly as possible.