HC Deb 26 July 1951 vol 491 c106W
Mr. Hirst

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation whether he is now in a position to make a statement with respect to the restoration of the scheduled air services between London and Leeds, Bradford and other provincial centres.

Mr. Beswick

My noble Friend has decided that routes between London and Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Blackpool, Newcastle and Lands End shall, for a five year period from 1st April, 1952, be made available for operation by private companies selected under the normal Associate Agreement procedure. Private companies interested in the operation of these routes may now submit their applications to the Air Transport Advisory Council, who will give them early consideration.