HC Deb 18 July 1924 vol 176 c756W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, seeing that the limitations recently imposed on the flights of British aircraft over Germany for all practical purposes confines the scope of British air transport to countries bordering the English Channel, Switzerland and the Mediterranean countries, the Air Council contemplates an early removal of these limitations; and, if not, whether a proportion of the funds now available for the development of air transport in Europe will be re-allocated for the development of imperial air transport communications?


As I informed the Noble Lord the Member for South Battersea (Viscount Curzon) on 10th July, the German Government have now agreed to renew for a further period of three months, from 30th June, the facilities previously accorded for the operation of British air services over German territory. It would be premature at present to consider the situation which will arise if the present extension be not renewed after 30th September, but the Air Council will, of course, take all steps in their power to secure its renewal.