HC Deb 09 April 1952 vol 498 c234W
70. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies for what reason the United States air mission to Nigeria has been undertaken; and to what extent this mission has secured the co-operation of the Nigerian Government.

Mr. Lyttelton

The hon. Member is no doubt referring to a projected visit to Nigeria by members of a United States air rescue squadron to survey the route from Tripoli to Lagos from the point of view of desert rescue operations. This was originally arranged with the full co-operation of the Nigerian Government to take place in February, but I am told that the United States authorities have had to postpone the project and that no definite date has yet been fixed for it to be carried out.