HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc166-7
5. Colonel Hutchison

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for what reason, under the Air Services Agreement recently concluded with the Netherlands Government, only the Dutch line will have the right to conduct a service between Holland, Manchester and Liverpool.

Mr. Lindgren

The routes specified in the Agreement are not exhaustive, and Article 8 of the Agreement provides for new routes to be added by agreement between the two countries. The full plan of British routes from the United Kingdom to the Continent has not yet been finally decided, but when decisions are reached the necessary modifications to the Schedule of the Agreement will be arranged.

Colonel Hutchison

In view of the fact that this particular route has been specified in favour of Holland, will the Minister watch the interests of this country in order that we may not find ourselves engaged in a unilateral route to the favour of one country, and not to this?

Mr. Lindgren

Yes, Sir.