HC Deb 30 June 1954 vol 529 c94W
54. Mr. Grimond

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if, in view of the success of the experiments in the London area, he will arrange a helicopter service in Orkney and Shetland.

Mr. Profumo

No. In the present state of helicopter development, my right hon. Friend would not be justified in extending the number of experimental helicopter services undertaken at public expense. The Air Transport Advisory Council and my right hon. Friend are, however, always ready to consider proposals for new helicopter services which require no assistance from public funds.