§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make representations to the US authorities on behalf of British Airways in regard to their 314W application for cheaper air cargo rates; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
My Department has already expressed to the United States Government our concern at their treatment of the cargo rates filed by British Airways and intend to take advantage of the visit by a United States negotiating team next week to pursue the matter further. This is one of a number of recent arbitrary actions by the United States Civil Aeronautics Board under the Bermuda Agreement, and underlines the need to negotiate a fresh agreement in its stead.