HC Deb 12 April 1967 vol 744 c191W
Mr. Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to institute an examination of the possibility of making more use of the civil capacity of air charter companies for air trooping, as recommended by the Estimates Committee.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Consideration of this recommendation of the Estimates Committee is also in hand.

I would only say now that in considering future orders for long-range aircraft for Transport Command, we shall continue to take into account all advantageous ways of using the capacity of the air charter companies and the air corporations.

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