HC Deb 07 April 1948 vol 449 c15W
Sir B. Neven-Spence

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider, in conjunction with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the possibility of sending a helicopter to Orkney this Summer for the purpose of running an experimental mail service there.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

The possibility of using a helicopter experimentally for mail purposes in Orkney has already been considered, but, owing to the need in the present stage of their development to confine helicopter experiments to areas where experienced maintenance staff is readily available, the proposition had to be dropped.