HC Deb 16 July 1958 vol 591 c1234
47. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what arrangements are being made for quick transport between London and Gatwick Airports for passengers in transit from the north and south; and to what extent there will be through air services by-passing London.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (Mr. Airey Neave)

My right hon. Friend has approved B.E.A.'s application for an air service between London Airport and Gatwick, but its introduction is a matter of commercial judgment. At present transit traffic, which is insignificant, is for the Channel Islands, to which there are still direct services from London Airport as well as from numerous provincial towns.

Mr. Woodburn

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the speeding up already apparent in transit by bus from London Airport is appreciated by all passengers? I am quite sure that prospective passengers will have noted it.

Mr. Neave

I am obliged to the right hon. Gentleman.

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