HC Deb 29 May 1924 vol 174 cc592-3
36. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what steps he is taking to increase the number of suitable landing-places for aeroplanes; whether there are any arrangements for utilising racecourses, recreation fields, golf-courses, etc., for this purpose; and whether he will consider, or has considered, the paying of a small subsidy to the owners of such spaces who will keep a certain area clear of obstacles and provide wind-cones to indicate the wind direction near the ground?


The subject of the hon. and gallant Member's question is receiving the fullest consideration in connection with the scheme for the air defence of Great Britain, anti it has already been examined by an Inter-Departmental Committee which is dealing with the home defence organisation. It is not yet possible to give details of the measures which it is proposed to adopt, but the hon. and gallant Member may rest assured that those suggested by him are being given due consideration.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

The hon. Gentleman says this is being considered from the point of view of home defence. Is it also being considered from the point of view of commercial aviation and aviation fey pleasure?


Yes, that is so.