Mr. L. MALONE:36.
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether any applications have been made by air transport lines to operate an aeroplane service on the London to India route; and, if so, what action is being taken?
As I informed my hon. Friend on the 12th of this month, the answer to the first question is in the negative, and the second does not, therefore, arise. We are aware, however, that certain firms are watching this question and its possibilities, and I anticipate that something definite may be put forward after the publication of the Civil Aviation Advisory Board Report, which is approaching its final form. I have hopes that it will be signed and submitted to me this week.