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Services, Orkney And Shetland

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he has considered the requests of the county councils of Orkney and Shetland, and the town councils of Kirkwall and Aberdeen, that Scottish Airways, Limited, should be allowed to resume the air services formerly carried on by them between Aberdeen and Orkney and Shetland; and what action he proposes to take.

An announcement of Government policy for the organisation of our civil air services will be made tomorrow. In the formulation of that policy the requests made by the County Councils of Orkney and Shetland and the town councils of Kirkwall and Aberdeen have been taken fully into consideration.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he will have the records of air traffic control at Dyce and Inverness compared, with a view to determining which of the two air lines serving Orkney and Shetland has rendered the better service during the war years.

No, Sir. The comparison suggested by the hon. Member would be misleading, as conditions differ frequently at different airports and would not in any case enable conclusions of the kind indicated in the Question to be drawn.