§ Mr. Thorpe
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether he will now take steps to discontinue civil flights by British aircraft to Salisbury, Rhodesia.87W
§ Mr. Bottomley
This matter is at present under consideration. However, on 7th January, 1966, the East African Common Services Organisation issued a notification that, as from 28th January, 1966, the three East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania would88W no longer permit air services to fly across their territory en route to Salisbury; and B.O.A.C. and B.U.A. will both be complying with this notification and will terminate their existing Salisbury services. A similar ban is being imposed on flights by Alitalia, the Italian airline.