§ 11. Captain Peter Macdonald
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it is the intention of the Government that in post-war civil aviation the carriage of the mail shall be alone entrusted to British Overseas Airways Corporation.
§ Sir A. Sinclair
The British Overseas Airways Corporation assumed the rights and obligations of Imperial Airways under a contract dated July, 1938, which for 15 years, assured them of the carriage of all mails on routes covered by the Empire Air Mail Scheme. I cannot, of course, say what modification of this contract or what arrangements may eventually be necessary on these and other routes as the result of international discussions.