Oral Answers to Questions — Atlantic Air Service.

– in the House of Commons on 21st January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it has yet been decided to operate a Pan American air service between this country and America; and upon what date it is hoped to commence scheduled flights?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

I understand that the Civil Aeronautics Board at Washington have recently authorised Pan American Airways to extend their Atlantic service from Lisbon to Foynes. I am not in a position to say when scheduled flights will commence.

Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

Could my right hon. Friend say that there is no difficulty with Southern Ireland about this service being run, on account of that country's neutral status?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

I am not aware of any difficulties.