§ 42. Mr. Corfield
asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received from the municipalities concerned and from Autair Airways in regard to difficulties experienced by this airline in maintaining its services to Teesside, Blackpool, Carlisle and Dundee; and whether he will now announce the Government's policy on the recommendation of the Edwards Committee regarding the subsidisation of uneconomic air services for which there is a requirement in the interests of regional development.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
Representations have been made by Teesside and Carlisle and the problem has been discussed with the airline: we are fully aware of present difficulties. The Government's long-term approach to the question of air services and regional development will be set out in a White Paper in the autumn.