HC Deb 09 July 1947 vol 439 c2193
23. Mr. Vane

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation when he expects that a regular air service between London and Carlisle, or some other centre in North-West England, will be established.

Mr. Lindgren

A review is now being made by the British European Airways Corporation for air services to be put into operation after the financial year 1947–48, and until this is complete it is not possible to make a statement.

Mr. Vane

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that while there is an elaborate service running between London and Scotland there is no service between London and the North-West of England? Could he arrange for one of the Scottish aircraft to stop at Carlisle or some other convenient place between now and the time when he may be able to effect an improvement?

Mr. Lindgren

That will be considered.

Mr. Grierson

Is it the intention of the Government to use the airport at Crosby for future air services, and what do they intend to do with the aerodrome at Great Orton, and Kingstown Aerodrome, which belongs to the Carlisle Corporation?

Mr. Lindgren

I will answer that question when we come to Question No. 24.

Mr. Douglas Marshall

Is the Parliamentary Secretary now aware that there is still no service to the West of England and Cornwall?

Mr. Mikardo

Is my hon. Friend aware that an advertisement of B.E.A.C., published in the last few days, contained a map purporting to show present services, and that these included a stop at Carlisle?

Mr. Lindgren

That is intelligent anticipation.