§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what applications have been received from charter companies for licences to operate scheduled services between Malta and Bermuda and Malta and Lydda; and what decisions his Department has reached.166W
§ Mr. Beswick
One company registered in Malta has applied to operate scheduled services on each of these routes. As regards the route between Malta and Bermuda the Governor of Malta has been informed that His Majesty's Government would have no objection to the company operating a scheduled service between Malta and Lisbon where a connection can be made with the British Overseas Airways Corporation's service between Lisbon and Bermuda. A service between Malta and Lydda would require the consent of the Government of Israel and the Governor of Malta has been informed that His Majesty's Government could not approach that Government until they are satisfied that there is prospect of sufficient traffic between Malta and Lydda to justify a scheduled service.