HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 cc939-40
42. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will give a list of the services and the number of aeroplanes now being operated by British West Indian Airways.

Mr. George Hall

The company is now operating with six aircraft. As the list of the services at present operated by the company is a long one, with the permission of the hon. Member I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Gammans

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether this service is now increasing or decreasing compared with, say, a year ago?

Mr. Hall

I should say offhand that it is increasing.

Mr. Oliver Stanley

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the service is still in receipt of a subsidy from the Colonial Development and Welfare Fund?

Mr. Hall

I am of the opinion that it is. As the right hon. Gentleman knows, last year and the year before it received a heavy subsidy.

Following is the list:

1.Trinidad — Mackenzie (Br. Guiana) — Georgetown (British Guiana). (Three times weekly.)

2 Barbados—Mackenzie—Georgetown. (Once weekly.)

3 Trinidad—St. Lucia—Barbados. (Once weekly.)

4 Trinidad—Grenada—Barbados. (Once weekly.)

5 Trinidad—Grenada—Barbados—St. Lucia. (Once weekly.)

6 Trinidad—Grenada—St. Lucia. (Once weekly.)

7Trinidad—Grenada. (Five times weekly.)

8 Trinidad—Tobago—Barbados. (Daily.)

9 Trinidad—Tobago. (Five times weekly.)

10 Trinidad—Grenada—Antigua—St. Kitts. (Once weekly.)

11 Trinidad—Barbados—Antigua—St. Kitts. (Once weekly.)

12 Trinidad—Barbados. (Daily.)

13 Antigua—St. Kitts. (Twice weekly.)

14 Trinidad—Barbados—Antigua—St. Kitts—Ciudad Trujillo (Dominican Republic)— Jamaica—Belize (Br. Honduras). (Once weekly.)