HC Deb 04 March 1936 vol 309 cc1407-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air when the existing agreement with Imperial Airways in respect of the London to India service expires; whether it is the intention of the Government to renew this agreement; and, if so, for how long?


The answer to the first part of the question is 31st March, 1939. As regards the second part, it is intended in due course to include provision for the continuance of the England-India service in an agreement with the company relating to the Empire Air Transport Scheme as a whole. This agreement, it is contemplated, will have a term of 15 years.


asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he can give an assurance to the House that no agreement will be signed with Imperial Airways after the existing contract for the India-London service expires without first consulting the House?


In accordance with the customary procedure, a White Paper

Year. Dartmouth. Special Entry. Royal Marines. Lower Deck. Corps Commissions in the R.M.
Executive. Engineering. Executive. Engineering.
1931 97 14 20 6 12 4 1
1932 100 16 16 16 8 4
1933 105 23 11 14 6 4
1934 100 25 13 25 5 4 1
1935 122 38 13 25 3 3 1

will be presented at the appropriate stage informing the House of the principal provisions of the proposed agreement referred to in the answer I have just given.