HC Deb 21 January 1942 vol 377 cc335-6
22. Mr. Simmonds

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it has yet been decided to operate a Pan American air service between this country and America; and upon what date it is hoped to commence scheduled flights?

Sir A. Sinclair

I understand that the Civil Aeronautics Board at Washington have recently authorised Pan American Airways to extend their Atlantic service from Lisbon to Foynes. I am not in a position to say when scheduled flights will commence.

Mr. Simmonds

Could my right hon. Friend say that there is no difficulty with Southern Ireland about this service being run, on account of that country's neutral status?

Sir A. Sinclair

I am not aware of any difficulties.