HC Deb 30 May 1945 vol 411 c198
20. Sir Leonard Lyle

asked the Secretary of State for Air to what extent the termination of the war in Europe will free civilian passenger air routes for the use of members of the public.

The Secretary of State for Air (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

Owing to the continued heavy demands on aircraft for military and other national purposes, facilities for air travel are still severely restricted. The existing arrangements must therefore be continued, under which reservations for travel overseas can normally be made only for passengers who are sponsored by a Government Department. Civil air services operating within the United Kingdom are, however, available for the use of members of the public after the needs of priority passengers have been met.