§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Air, what facilities exist for British traders to make connection with the American Clipper to and from Lisbon; if the Government encourages travel by this means; what schedule is arranged for the winter months; and what accommodation is available?
Until recently flying boats and landplanes ran several services a week to Lisbon. The landplane service has been recently suspended, but since then extra flights have been made by flying boats. The existence of these facilities is well-known and while they are available for commercial users the demand for accommodation for passengers, mail and freight is such that the available capacity necessarily falls short of requirements under present conditions.