§ Sir W. Darling
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation whether his attention has been drawn to the establishment of an aerodrome on the west coast of Eire, where unlimited commercial rights have been granted to U.S.A., by the Government of Eire; and, in view of the competition this represents to the development of British Civil Aviation, what steps are being taken to secure for the United Kingdom the full use of the airport at Prestwick.
Mr. Ivor Thomas
I am aware that the airport established by the Eire Government at Rineanna before the war will be available to the civil airlines of the U.S.A. under the Agreement concluded between the United States and Eire Governments in February of this year. As regards the second part of the question, my Noble Friend hopes to make a statement shortly on the designation of airports in the U.K. for the use of international civil airlines.