HC Deb 26 October 1932 vol 269 cc993-4W
Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the presence of air experts on the British delegation to Ottawa enabled any progress to be made in connection with the development of Imperial air routes and, in particular, in that over India to Australia; and if there is now any possibility that an Empire air service to Australia will be inaugurated at an early date?


Advantage was taken of the presence of air experts at Ottawa to discuss a number of questions of common interest. These discussions did not, however, cover the proposed extension of the existing Indian air service to Australia, since this was already—and still is—under active examination by the Governments primarily concerned. Whilst I am not yet in a position to make any definite statement, I aim glad to be able to report that considerable progress has been made during the past few months, and that I am hopeful of early further developments.