On the last occasion, I raised a question in relation to chartered planes coming in and going out of Dublin Airport during certain times and the Minister was good enough to send me a note afterwards in relation to his inquiries. With the assistance of that note, I was able to go back to the firm that had discussed the matter with me. I have ascertained, as sometimes happens, I was told only half the story. It is a fact that charter planes cannot leave Collinstown during the period I mentioned, but that is not because of Collinstown restriction but because of restriction at the airport at which they would land. Consequently, they cannot come here during that period because the charter party would be liable to a heavy demurrage in relation to the length of time the plane was kept here after it had been duly loaded.
The position is most unsatisfactory in relation to our firms who want to export, particularly to Paris, and I would urge the Minister very strongly to take the matter up with the French authorities. It is not a question, as I thought on the last occasion, of being dealt with at Collinstown. It could not be dealt with there. It is a question of ensuring that there will be facilities for charter planes carrying cargo to land at Orly at a time that would leave it convenient for them to come here, load and get away again. The present situation is that the time at which they can land at Orly is so inconvenient that they could not come here, load and take off again.