§ 74. Mr. Ward
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation when the experimental service between Cardiff and Liverpool is to begin 175W operating; whether Section 4 of the Civil Aviation Act, 1946, was invoked by the Minister in order to secure the agreement of British European Airways Corporation to such an experiment; what are the estimated losses per annum which will be incurred by the operation of this service; and by whom will such losses be borne.
§ Mr. Lindgren
The answer to the first part of the Question is that a service Liverpool/Hawarden/Cardiff/Hawarden/ Valley will begin operating on 11th April for an experimental period of six months. The answer to the second part is "No." The financial result and the continued operation of the service will depend on the use made of it, but some loss is inevitable at the moment as is the case with nearly all the internal services. Any loss will fall to be met under Section 12 of the Civil Aviation Act.