HC Deb 16 May 1956 vol 552 c1998
44. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what arrangements have been made with the Eireann Government as a result of the negotiations regarding airlines between the United Kingdom and Eire.

22. Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will now disclose the terms of the new Anglo-Irish Air Agreement; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Watkinson

Although good progress has been made in the negotiations with the Irish Republican authorities on the new Air Services Agreement, they are not yet complete and I am not, therefore, in a position to make a statement.

Air Commodore Harvey

Can my right hon. Friend say when he expects to bring these negotiations to a close, because there is a feeling that for some years the Government of Eire have had the best of the bargain brought about by the Labour Government?

Mr. Watkinson

The negotiations are going quite well and I hope that it will not be long before they are brought to a conclusion.