HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 c1666
40. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will make a statement on his policy in relation to the subsidy sections of the Air Corporations Act which will expire on 31st March, 1956.

Mr. Watkinson

I am glad to say that I see no immediate reason which would necessitate the extension of the Exchequer grant provisions of the Air Corporations Act, 1949, when they expire on 31st March, 1956.

Mr. Beswick

Does that mean that the Minister envisages no change in the rôle which the air corporations will play as the chosen instruments of the Government?

Mr. Watkinson

What I mean is that I am delighted to see that the air corporations can stand on their own feet.

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