§ 50. Viscount SANDON
asked the Secretary of State for Air what steps are being taken to avoid the imminent 408 monopoly of air transport and development throughout Africa by France and Belgium; and whether any British exploitation is to be anticipated immediately?
§ Sir S. HOARE
I am aware that proposals are on foot for the establishment of new French and Belgian air services in West Africa, but I do not think there is any likelihood of their adoption resulting in the monopoly which my Noble Friend fears. Imperial Airways should be operating a service between London and Alexandria by about the 1st April, and I hope that this air service may be supplemented before long by another between Egypt and the Cape, proposals for which I am already considering.