§ 41. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what are the regular British services flying between Scotland and any foreign country.
§ Mr Lindgren
The only British service at present operating directly between Scotland and any foreign country is that between London—Prestwick—Gander and New York.
§ Mr. Erroll
Does the Minister realise that the provision of direct flying routes between provincial centres, such as Manchester, and foreign countries is very much desired by people away from Whitehall?
§ 42. Colonel Hutchison
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what foreign lines conduct regular services between foreign countries and Scotland.
§ Mr. Lindgren
Regular services between foreign countries and Scotland are run by the following foreign airlines: Air France, K.L.M., Icelandic Airways, Trans-Canadian Airways and Scandinavian Airlines.
§ Colonel Hutchison
In view of the answer to the first and second Questions, comparing these results, can the Minister say if he is still satisfied that nationalised air services can hold a candle to private enterprise?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Is it not a disgrace that, after 18 months of this Government, Scotland has to rely wholly on foreign air liners?
§ Mr. Lindgren
May I ask whether the hon. Gentleman—[HON. MEMBERS: "No."] May I say that air line services 844 are provided through the British Government, and Scotland has its fair share of the services which are available.
§ Sir W. Wakefield
Will the Minister say when these air services are to be provided from Scotland to foreign countries?
§ Colonel Gomme Duncan
; In view of the unsatisfactory reply, I beg leave to give notice that I shall raise the matter again on the Adjournment.