HC Deb 21 February 1940 vol 357 c1324
28. Mr. Roland Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the delays incurred by sending the Atlantic air-mail by rail to Lisbon, he will consider setting up a feeder air service between London and Lisbon to connect with the Pan-American Clipper service?

Sir K. Wood

I am hopeful that the facilities for flight over the countries concerned in the operation of this service will shortly be accorded; and that it will then be possible to inaugurate this service.

29. Mr. Robinson asked

the Secretary of State for Air when it is proposed to reopen the Imperial Airways service between Great Britain and the United States of America?

Sir K. Wood

It is the intention to reopen the British service across the North Atlantic as soon as possible, but I am not in a position at the moment to indicate when operations will be resumed.