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Airlines (Special Allowance)

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the inferior and costly price of food being served on B.E.A.C. liners -operating between Brussels and London; and, in order that it may compare favourably with Belgian Airlines, if he will now extend the special allowances of food already given to the long-distance airlines to the remaining British airlines.

I am unaware that the quality of the meals served on British European Airways Corporation liners operating between London and the Continent is inferior, that the price for them is unduly high or that the quality and price compare unfavourably with that obtainable on Belgian airlines. The special allowances of food already given to long-distance airlines were recently extended to British European Airways Corporation when operating between this country and the Continent. I am also willing to consider, in consultation with my noble Friend the Minister of Civil Aviation, the extension of these allowances to other British airlines when similarly engaged for short periods.