HC Deb 08 February 1960 vol 617 cc16-7
23. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Minister of Aviation whether he will make a statement on the Government's fares policy as it effects the nationalised air corporations and the independent airlines.

25. Mr. F. Harris

asked the Minister of Aviation if he has yet reached any decision, following the recommendations from the Air Transport Advisory Council, to enable air charter companies to meet public demand for greatly reduced air fares on the London-East African services.

Mr. Sandys

The necessary consultations on this subject with the other Governments concerned are not yet completed. However, I hope to be able to make a statement on this subject in a few weeks' time.

Mr. Chetwynd

Can the Minister say whether these low fares are likely to operate by April, which, I believe, is the date selected for them?

Mr. Sandys

I think that that is most unlikely.