HC Deb 13 May 1925 vol 183 cc1848-9
55. Mr. J. BECKETT

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the aerodrome built in the south-west of Ireland during the war is still under his control; what amount was spent on its erection; for what purposes, if any, has it been used: and what is its present use?

The UNDER SECRETARY of STATE for AIR(Major Sir Philip Sassoon)

As regards the first and last parts of the question, the Air Ministry does not now control any air station in the southwest of Ireland. As regards the second and third parts, if the hon. Member will state the name of the aerodrome which he has in mind, I will endeavour to obtain the information requested


Has there been more than one large aerodrome built in the west of Ireland


The Air Ministry has no control over air stations in the Irish Free State, and, therefore, we have no knowledge of any air stations there at present. If the hon. Member would let me know what air station he has mind, I will let him know about it


Am I to infer that the Air Ministry did not build an aerodrome in the south-west of Ireland?