HC Deb 05 March 1930 vol 236 cc428-9

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he has considered any schemes for a central aerodrome for London nearer the heart of the City than Croydon; and whether any committee is now sitting to consider this matter?


The question of the provision of a more central aerodrome for London than Croydon was fully considered by the Civil Aviation Advisory Board, who presented their Report in January, 1923 (Cmd. 1816), and, on their recommendation Croydon aerodrome was retained as the London terminal aerodrome, and was enlarged and improved. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative, but my Noble Friend has given, and will continue to give, very careful consideration to this difficult problem.


Does not the hon. Gentleman think, or does not his Department think, that conditions have changed so much since 1923 that the matter really requires further consideration by an expert committee?


I can assure the hon. Member that the Department has the matter under very serious consideration indeed.