HC Deb 09 February 1944 vol 396 c1747
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.