§ Mr. Perkins
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that a passenger flying to Singapore by K.L.M. 2216W arrives on the sixth day and a passenger flying by Imperial Airways, Limited, arrives on the seventh day; and whether any steps are being taken to expedite the British service?
Yes, Sir, and the reasons for this difference are that the aircraft of Imperial Airways carry a heavier load and make more stops than those of the Royal Dutch Air Line. My right hon. Friend is not prepared to accept this difference in the schedule as permanent and steps are being taken to expedite the British service.