HC Deb 01 April 1963 vol 675 cc14-5W
Mr. Brockway

asked the Minister of Aviation what Government contracts for passengers and freight have been concluded with the British Overseas Airways Corporation and with British European Airways Corporation, and with independent operators, respectively, during the last six months.

Mr. Amery

Charter flights on behalf of the Service Departments and the Ministry of Defence are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Air.

My Department is responsible for chartering aircraft for other civil Departments and also, in certain circumstances, for journeys overseas undertaken by Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

The following contracts were concluded by my Department for flights made

Aircraft Operator Department concerned Date of Flight Aircraft type Terminal points
B.O.A.C. Colonial Office 6–19 October, 1962 Britannia (Passengers) London-Kenya
Foreign Office 15–22 March, 1963 Comet (Passengers) London-Jordan-Cyprus-London
Ministry of Aviation 31 January-27 March, 1963 Boeing 707 (Passengers) London-Australia
B.E.A. Ministry of Aviation 18 October, 1962 Helicopter (Passengers) Battersea-Farnborough
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 24 November, 1962 Rapide (Passengers) Cornwall-Scilly Isles
Foreign Office 11–15 December, 1962 Viscount (Passengers) London-Paris
Ministry of Aviation 6 February, 1963 Helicopter (Passengers) Battersea-Wisley
Ministry of Aviation 1 March, 1963 Helicopter (Passengers) Battersea-Farnborough
British United Airways Ministry of Aviation 7 November, 1962 Heron (Passengers) London-Paris
Ministry of Aviation 21 March, 1963 Dove (Passengers) London-Hamble
Caledonian Airways (Prestwick) Ltd. Foreign Office 7 March, 1963 Britannia (Passengers and Freight) London-Moscow
Cunard Eagle Airways Ltd. Ministry of Aviation Series of flights under contract for one year from 1 June 1962 to 31 May, 1963 DC 6 (Freight) DC 6 or Britannia (Passengers and Freight) United Kingdom-Australia

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