HC Deb 12 February 1947 vol 433 cc349-50
22. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation why, under the air services agreement concluded with Sweden, no power was taken to fly from Scotland to Amsterdam and Hamburg.

Mr. Lindgren

One of the accepted principles of civil aviation agreements is that the routes on which traffic rights are to be accorded should be reasonably direct. The direct route to points in Sweden from points in Scotland does not go by Amsterdam or Hamburg, and services from Scotland to these places could not appropriately be covered in an agreement with Sweden.

of the civil aviation Corporations have been adversely affected, and noticeably so, it is his duty to intervene?

Mr. Lindgren

I think if that were so, one could leave it to the appropriate organisation to call attention to the matter.