HC Deb 30 March 1949 vol 463 c1197
16. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Finance Control Board in Jamaica has refused to allow passengers on the British Caribbean Airways travelling from Jamaica to Miami to pay in sterling and insists on dollars.

Mr. Rees-Williams

I have no information on this subject, but am consulting the Governor. I will write to the hon. Member when I have received his reply.

Mr. Gammans

Would not the hon. Gentleman agree in principle that a transport company like this one in Jamaica should not be compelled to demand dollars from potential passengers, and that there should be no differentiation against a company of this sort in order to bolster up B.O.A.C. and its subsidiaries?