HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 cc548-9W
Mr. Everard

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the fact that Olley Air Services, Limited, is a British company, he will arrange for the ban put upon their booking facilities on the line from Croydon to Dublin to be removed by the agents of the railway companies?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

My Noble Friend and I fully share the views expressed in this House on the subject of the ban imposed on booking facilities being accorded by the booking agencies to certain air line operating companies. These views, as the House is aware, have been conveyed to the railway companies. I hope that the railway companies will agree to refrain from influencing the freedom of travel agencies. In doing so they would, I am sure, be acting in accordance with the wishes of the House. But my Noble Friend has informed the railway companies that in default of agreement it will be necessary to make provision for dealing with this matter in the Licensing Order relating to internal air services.