§ 26. Mr. Russell
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will give details of the agreement reached with the United States air lines on operations in the Caribbean area.
§ Mr. Watkinson
United States air lines have enjoyed valuable rights in British Caribbean territories since 1946 under the Bermuda Agreement (Cmd. 6747). In recent discussions between delegations of the United States and United Kingdom Governments it was agreed to extend these facilities in return for reciprocal rights for United Kingdom air lines in United States territory. With permission, I will circulate details of these exchanges in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following are the details:
§ United States air lines will be permitted to operate through Jamaica on routes from Houston, New Orleans and Miami to Puerto Rico; in exchange United Kingdom air lines will be permitted to operate from British Guiana, Trinidad, Jamaica, British Honduras and the Cayman Islands to Houston and New Orleans.
§ United States air lines will also be permitted to operate a route from Miami through Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to various points in the Bahamas. In exchange United Kingdom air lines will be permitted to operate from points in the Bahamas to Miami, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.