HC Deb 11 May 1966 vol 728 c382
10. Mr. G. Campbell

asked the Minister of Aviation if, in the public interest, he will give a general direction to British European Airways to arrange their timetable of flights in Scotland to assist those who live and work there.

Mr. Snow

No. Sir. The timing of B.E.A.'s Scottish flights is a matter for the Corporation, which takes into account local opinion and needs.

Mr. Campbell

Will the Minister seek to alter or to increase the present flights to and from the Highlands, as now it is not possible for those who live and work in the Highlands to use the air services efficiently for business in the South?

Mr. Snow

It is my understanding that B.E.A. is considering some suggestions from the Highlands Transport Board for improving its timings. As to suggestions about re-timing, the hon. Member will no doubt remember that there is a member of the B.E.A. Board specifically charged with meeting the requirements of the public.