asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation which airports will be used between London and Cornwall when the air service is started.
A service between London and Cornwall is not planned for the current year 1947–48, and the airports to be used when the service is introduced have not yet been decided.
May I ask the Minister when he is going to start this service?
That depends upon the availability of aircraft and other factors.
Will the hon. Gentleman explain why it was possible before nationalisation to have a regular service between London and Cornwall? If the Government cannot do it now officially, why do they not give it on charter to private operators to run?
With great respect, that statement is inaccurate. There was no regular service between London and Cornwall prewar.