HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc165-6
1. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation the details of the Cardiff to London air services; when they will be started; what rates are to be charged; what are the times and period of flight; and which airports will be used.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (Mr. Lindgren)

The Cardiff-London service will start as soon as the minimum accommodation necessary at Llandow Airport is completed, which it is hoped will be in the early spring of 1947. The rates and timetables have not yet been determined, but an initial frequency of two services a day in each direction is envisaged. It is planned to use the airports at Llandow and Northolt.

Mr. Freeman

Would my hon. Friend say whether everything is being done to expedite these services, and will he allow the details to be given as soon as they are available?

Mr. Lindgren

Yes, Sir. Everything possible is being done. The delay is due entirely to delay in provision of necessary buildings at the airport.