HC Deb 01 May 1928 vol 216 c1546W
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can report any progress in the re-establishment of the air line from Cairo to Karachi, interrupted by the action of the Persian Government in preventing British aircraft from flying over Persian territory; whether any alternative route outside Persian territory is being prepared; and whether the possibility of using flying boats in the Persian Gulf has been considered, and with what result?


Conversations are proceeding at present with the Persian Government, and I should prefer not to make any statement at this stage which might possibly prejudice their success.