§ 7. Mr. Rankin
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what agreement has been reached between the Air Ministry and the Ministry of Civil Aviation on the principle of establishing an airways system for civil aircraft over Britain.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (Mr. Lindgren)
Agreement has been reached between the Service Departments and my Ministry for the setting up of a system of civil airways in which positive Air Traffic Control will be exercised. These Airways will serve the main civil traffic routes within the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Rankin
Can my hon. Friend give the House some idea of the arrangement which is proposed or could he circulate the information?
§ Mr. Lindgren
They are the main traffic routes of the country; they are lanes 10 miles wide, with an air cover from 5,000 feet to 11,000 feet; in which area aircraft will be controlled.