HC Deb 07 July 1952 vol 503 cc896-7
45. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Prime Minister what special facilities for air travel in the United Kingdom are now available to Members of the Cabinet.

The Prime Minister

For journeys within the United Kingdom, members of the Cabinet have at their disposal the regular services of British European Airways and its associates: where necessary, commercial aircraft can be chartered. Service aircraft or aircraft of the Ministry of Civil Aviation Flying Unit are available in appropriate cases.

Air Commodore Harvey

While thanking the Prime Minister for that reply, may I ask him if he will bear in mind that the scheduled services do not always fit in, and that, in carrying out their very onerous duties, it would be a good thing to advertise the British lead in civil aviation and enable them to fly whenever possible?