§ Mr. Robert Atkins
asked the Minister for Trade if he will make a statement on the failure of the talks in the United States of America on investigations into British airlines and their operations.
§ Mr. Sproat
At consultations held in Washington on 26–27 April the United States delegation did not accept our contention that United States anti-trust laws could not be unilaterally applied within the field bilaterally regulated by the air services agreement. The Government are now considering urgently what further steps to take in order to bring about a resolution of the dispute.