§ 72. Mr. Fortescue
asked the President of the Board of Trade by what authority his Department requires British European Airways to operate scheduled services on domestic routes other than the Scottish Highlands and Islands services.
§ Mr. Mason
My Department does not require B.E.A. to operate any particular services and could not give the Corporation a direction to provide a particular service. Subject to licensing, the choice of domestic services, including those in the Scottish Islands and Highlands, is for B.E.A.'s commercial judgment.