§ 51. Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether steps are being taken to reduce the time spent travelling between London and Croydon, with a view to speeding up British air services?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
The Air Ministry is fully alive to the desirability of reducing the time spent in travelling between London and Croydon; but the existing road service cannot be greatly accelerated without undue risk, and I regret that no alternative scheme has been produced which would be practicable from the point of view of cost.
§ Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
Have any estimates been made of the comparative costs of speeding up the road or rail communication between London and Croydon, and can the hon. Gentleman tell us on which of these two alternatives his Department is concentrating?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
We are concentrating on all matters for accelerating communications, but up to now all these schemes have proved too expensive.
§ Sir WILFRID SUGDEN
Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any details of a possible aerodrome in or about St. Pancras or Euston?