HC Deb 14 March 1938 vol 333 c37W
Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air since what date requests have been received from Governors of the West Indian Colonies, for a British West Indian air service; and what decisions have been arrived at?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

I have been asked to reply to this question. The possibility of the establishment of a British air service in the West Indies has been considered from time to time since 1926, but it has not so far proved practicable to arrange for the establishment of such a service. The question is being further examined at the present time, in consultation with the West Indian Governors, but I am not yet in a position to say whether the establishment of any such service is likely to prove practicable, and, if so, when it could be inaugurated.