§ 25. Mr. Day
asked the Secretary of State for Air the time allowances, allowing for the adjustments in standard time, for the journey from London to Singapore, and from Singapore to London, made by Imperial Airways, Limited; and the corresponding times for the same ser vice made by the K.L.M. service?
The present time-tables give the following transit times: Imperial Airways, Limited, London to Singapore, 6 days 4 hours, and Singapore to London, 6 days 10 hours 44 minutes. The corresponding figures for the K.L.M. service are 5 days 17 hours 15 minutes, and 5 days 13 hours 5 mintues.
It is intended to speed up progressively the time-table of the Empire Service by an extension of night flying and also, in due course, by the construction of aircraft, prototype production orders for which have already been placed.
There are 14 of a new type of civil aircraft being constructed now by Messrs. Fairey's, and they will probably, when completed in 1941 or 1942, be used on this and other routes.