§ Mr. Lyons
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will disclose the extent of the permission granted to the Dutch Air Lines and Pan-American Airways, respectively, to operate air services through British possessions in the West Indies; and what reciprocity has been obtained for British enterprises?
§ Sir K. Wood
The Dutch Air Lines have been granted facilities at Trinidad and Barbados on the understanding that reciprocal rights will be accorded to a British service to Netherlands territory in the West Indies.
Pan-American Airways have been granted operating facilities at Antigua (Leeward Islands), Nassau (Bahamas), Kingstown (Jamaica), and Port of Spain (Trinidad). In each case, the permission 422W is covered by an agreement with the Colonial Government concerned. Permission in these cases was not conditioned by reciprocity.