§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Aircraft Production, as representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, what His Majesty's Government has done to conclude reciprocal air transport agreements to further British post-war civil aviation; and with which States negotiations are on foot.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
His Majesty's Government have signed the International Air Services Transit Agreement, which provides as between the signatories the right of transit over territory and the right of making non-traffic stops. This Agreement remains open for signature and hitherto 32 countries have signed. The United Kingdom Government have also signed the Interim Agreement for the establishment of the Provisional International Civil Aviation Organisation. His Majesty's Government are in constant touch with other British Commonwealth countries and agreement has been reached for the operation of Commonwealth Air Services, subject to the exigencies of the war. The United Kingdom Government are also in touch with a number of foreign Governments, and are discussing with them the conditions under which their and our mutual interests can best be met as and when it becomes possible to establish reciprocal air services.