HC Deb 10 June 1953 vol 516 cc193-4
3. Mr. Ernest Davies

asked the Minister of Civil Aviation if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of applications by independent operators to run air services in 1953 or, subsequently, which he has approved on the recommendation of the Air Advisory Council.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

A list of applications from independent companies so far approved was placed in the Library of the House on 20th May. I have had this brought up to date and a revised list showing the position as at 1st June was sent to the Library this morning. It will be brought up to date from time to time.

Mr. Davies

May I express appreciation of the fact that at long last, and rather belatedly, the Minister has recognised Parliament's right to have this information?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

It certainly is not at long last. I have sent in a new amended list today. The list was originally put in on 20th May. If I put it in the OFFICIAL REPORT it would occupy between 12 and 15 pages, and it is really better to put it in the Library.