HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 c2402
23. Mr. Spence asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what services are to be provided between Dyce, Turnhouse, Renfrew and London during the period of the Festival of Britain, the Edinburgh Festival and the Royal Highland Agricul

Mr. Beswick

I understand that throughout the summer British European Airways intend to operate a service on weekdays between Aberdeen (Dyce) and Renfrew, where connections can be made with London. The Corporation will operate between Turnhouse and London twice. daily on Mondays to Fridays and once daily on Saturdays, and between Renfrew and Turnhouse a weekday service. If the demand justifies it and aircraft resources permit, B.E.A. will operate additional services for short periods. B.E.A. have no plans for operating a Dyce—Turnhouse service this summer, but provisional approval has been given to a private company to operate along a route including these points. Details of this service are still under discussion.

Mr. Spence

Does the Parliamentary Secretary realise that his reply means that there will be only one flight a day from London to Aberdeen and that it is so arranged that passengers have to sleep the night in Glasgow? Does he consider that to be satisfactory?

Mr. Vane

Will the Parliamentary Secretary see whether one of these additional regular services between Scotland and London can stop in the North-West of England, an area which has been without any of these services since the air Corporations were nationalised?