HC Deb 22 February 1965 vol 707 c28W
99. Mr. Marten

asked the Minister of Aviation how many independent British airlines there are; and which ones he saw and consulted before his announcement of the change of policy for dealing with independent airlines.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Before making my Statement on Civil Aviation Policy, I saw representatives of the British United Airways Group and of the British Eagle Group. The services operated by these two groups account for three-quarters of the operations of British independent airlines. There are 9 other British airlines which operate scheduled services under licences granted by the A.T.L.B. and a further 8 which similarly operate charters.