HC Deb 18 June 1969 vol 785 c104W
39. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now take steps to encourage an increase in the imports carried in British airlines, as opposed to foreign, in view of the fact that the percentage, in terms of weight decreased from 45 per cent. to 41 per cent. last year.

Mr. William Rodgers

We hope that British airlines will achieve an increasing share of Britain's trade, but this is a matter for the commercial management of the airlines, bearing in mind that the revenue to be earned from cargo, and its profitability, depend on the size of consignments as well as on their weight.

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