HC Deb 15 May 1935 vol 301 c1713W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any Colonial administrations have yet decided to adopt the recommendation contained in the report on leave and passage conditions in the Colonial service that Colonial officials should, wherever possible, be enabled to make use of air routes for passage in connection with leave?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to a similar question by the hon. and gallant Member for the Isle of Wight (Captain P. Macdonald) on 20th February. Where facilities for air transport exist, Colonial officers proceeding on leave are at liberty to use them; but it is not possible to consider the particular recommendation as to the leave and passage privileges which should be granted to officers who travel by air apart from the general proposals put forward in the report, and no decisions have yet been taken regarding the application of these proposals in any Colonies.