§ Lieut.-Commander Fletcher
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air, with reference to the report by the Cadman Committee that the Air Ministry has been lacking in the initiation of policy and in forward planning with regard to the development of new routes, whether Imperial Airways, Limited, has at any time been consulted as to an air service for the West Indies; and, if so, what has been done in respect of the advice received?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead
Yes, Sir. Imperial Airways were consulted on the matter in 1936. The conclusion reached by the Inter-departmental Committee on International Air Communications was that in the then existing circumstances the expense involved in the institution of such a service would not be justifiable.