§ Mr. MANDER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the present position of the negotiations between Imperial Airways and the Italian Government with regard to the route to be taken by the Indian air mail service; and whether permission has now been obtained to fly over Italian territory?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
Representatives of the British and Italian Air Ministries recently settled in Rome the details of an agreement under which, in return for certain reciprocal facilities, the Italian Government will permit Imperial Airways, Limited, to resume operation by their former route over Italian territory. The question of taking advantage of this permission is now under consideration by the company.