HC Deb 26 February 1958 vol 583 c45W
63. Sir M. Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is now prepared to permit the independent airlines to operate in their own rights and not as associates. of the two nationalised Corporations; and if he will set up a statutory licensing authority for air transport in order that more adequate air services can be provided for centres other than London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Prestwick.

Mr. Watkinson

The operation of scheduled services by independent companies otherwise than as associates of a Corporation would be contrary to Section 24 of the Air Corporations Act, 1949. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.