§ Mr. Cooper
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (1) the figures of passengers, mail and freight carried each month during the past 12 months by all the United Kingdom internal airline companies, by routes and companies, separately;
(2) the figures of passengers, mail and freight carried by B.S.A.A.C. each way for each of the last 12 months between the United Kingdom and Lisbon, Dakar, Natal, Rio de Janiero, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Azores, Bermuda, Nassau, Kingston, Caracas, Port of Spain, Lima and Santiago.
(3) the figures of passengers, mail and freight carried by B.E.A.C., each way, month by month, since 1st August, 1946, between the United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Madrid, Brussels, Paris, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Prague, Frankfurt, Vienna, Hamburg, Berlin, Marseilles, Rome, Athens, Istanbul, Ankara, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Stavanger, Oslo and Copenhagen;
(4) the figures of passengers, mail and freight carried by B.O.A.C. during each of the last 12 months, each way, between the United Kingdom and Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, India, Burma, Siam, Malaya, Netherlands East Indies, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand; between the United Kingdom and Sudan, East Africa, North and South Rhodesia, South Africa; between the United Kingdom and. France. Portugal, North Africa, the Gambia Sierre Leone, and Nigeria; and between the United Kingdom and Canada and the United Kingdom and the U.S.A.
§ Mr. Lindgren
Statistics of this kind are not normally made available by airline operators. As my predecessor indicated to a committee of the House during the passage of the Civil Aviation Bill, it would riot be in the public interest to require the Corporations to disclose more information than is published by competing airlines.250W The annual reports of the three Corporations will of course give very full information about their activities. Consideration is also being given to the question of the regular publication of suitable statistics of civil air traffic.