HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 cc602-3W
Mr. Perkins

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that the food controller for London finds it quicker to fly to London from Brussels than from the West Country to London; and what steps does he propose to take to expedite the service to the West Country?

Captain Balfour

The establishment of air routes and the organisation of their schedules is a matter for the operating companies subject to the Licensing control of the Air Transport Licensing Authority. No applications have been received by the Licensing Authority for the establishment of services from the West Country to London. There is in consequence no direct regular air service from the West Country to London.