HC Deb 20 December 1963 vol 686 cc305-6W
Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the hon. Member for Dundee, East, can expect to have a final reply to his letter asking the Government to accept the recommendations of the Scottish Council committee regarding an air service between Dundee and the south.

Mr. Noble

These recommendations, which involve a major departure from the Government's established policy on the finance of air services, are still under consideration. It is, of course, open to any airline to apply to the Air Transport Licensing Board for permission to run a service to Dundee, My right hon. Friend, the Minister of Aviation, informs me that an application has already been made to the Board for a licence courses rose; and if he will give the percentage rise and fall of both.

Mr. Green

The statistics do not wholly bear out the hon. Member's contentions. The following are the figures:

to operate a charter feeder service to Edinburgh from Dundee, for the convenience of business men and others.

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