HC Deb 05 February 1958 vol 581 c1182
21. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will consult with the British European Airways Corporation and the local authorities concerned, with a view to investigating the possibility of a regular air service between Leuchars aerodrome and London.

Mr. Neave

I understand that B.E.A. have considered this possibility and have decided that such a service would he quite uneconomic.

Mr. Thomson

Will the Minister reconsider this matter? Is he aware that this proposal is being made seriously for the first time and that it is very important for Dundee in its efforts to attract the new industries which are required?

Mr. Neave

I sympathise with the wish of Perth and Dundee to have local air services. My right hon. Friend will willingly consider any proposal put to him for such services, but he has no power to direct B.E.A. or any other airline to operate them.