HC Deb 04 December 1946 vol 431 c308
2. Mr. D. Marshall

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he is aware that in 1939, under private enterprise, the West Country was served by an air service; that, in spite of assurances that this service would be reinstated last September, no service is yet in operation; and when are Cornwall and the West Country to have an air service.

Mr. Lindgren

I am aware that in 1939 there was a once daily service between Bristol and the Scilly Isles; but I am not aware that any assurances have been given on the part of His Majesty's Government that the service would be reinstated last September. The establishment of a new service for this part of the country, including the extension of services to Cornwall from other parts of the United Kingdom is being planned. The date of introduction must depend on such factors as the availability of aircraft and provision of the necessary buildings, ground aids and equipment.

Mr. Beechman

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether aerodromes have been selected yet? Will he see that fog dispersal plant is made use of, as there are occasional fogs in the land of Cornish sunshine?

Mr. Lindgren

The aerodromes have been approved for the route. In regard to the latter part of the hon. Member's supplementary question, I will have to ask him to wait until equipment is agreed upon.

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