HC Deb 23 May 1947 vol 437 c318W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in the 12 months ended 30th April air passengers to Britain from North America totalled 27,615 and those in the reverse direction 36,135; and, in view of this indication that air travel-space is available to a substantial degree to bring more U.S. tourists to this country, what steps are being taken to ensure that its availability is made known to these tourists.

Sir S. Cripps

During the period mentioned by my hon. Friend, we were not actively encouraging tourists to visit Britain, but so far as the present season is concerned I understand that most of the places in aircraft carrying passengers from North America to Britain have already been booked.