HC Deb 17 June 1965 vol 714 cc115-6W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Aviation if he will have consultations with all Government airlines and private airlines who cover great distances over oceans and deserts in order to offer the provision of seastations and lighthouses which would have maintenance crews, helicopter landing decks, and contact for all aircraft, including radio, radar, and navigational equipment, and could main? tain contacts with each seastation and the mainland by submarine or other cable.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

My department is already considering the possible applications of seastations to transoceanic air traffic control and has already initiated discussions on the subject both at the recent North Atlantic Regional Meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation and at the International Air Transport Association Air Navigation Conference.