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Service, London Manchester

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1950

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74.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Civil Aviation if he will withhold permission for the cessation of the private air service between London and Manchester until he is satis- fied that British European Airways Corporation have instituted an adequate service to replace it.

No. My noble Friend has no power to compel a company to continue services which it operates under an associate agreement with British European Airways Corporation, at its own financial risk.