HC Deb 07 June 1944 vol 400 c1325
1. Mr. Wakefield

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will now assist shipping companies and other proved and substantial organisations to obtain the necessary facilities to enable them to operate air services between this country and South America as soon as personnel- and aircraft become available.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)

As the concerns mentioned by my hon. Friend do not yet possess the necessary aircraft and personnel, it would not now be a practical proposition to ask a foreign Government to grant the desired facilities to any particular company. I am, however, taking steps to intimate to South American Governments that His Majesty's Government trust that they will not make any exclusive arrangements that might debar British concerns from operating air services to their countries after the war.