HC Deb 26 July 1950 vol 478 c444
72. Mr. Geoffrey Wilson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation in how many cases have associate agreements been extended from two to five years under the concession recently announced by his Department.

Mr. Beswick

None, Sir. Applications for associate agreements for a maximum period of five years will be considered by the Air Transport Advisory Council when details of the revised directive to the Council have been settled.

Mr. Wilson

In view of the importance of a healthy air charter industry in the event of an emergency, will the Minister make sure that this concession of five years is given to any holder who asks for it?

Mr. Beswick

I think the hon. Gentleman had better study the statement I made in the Debate a fortnight ago.