HC Deb 28 March 1934 vol 287 cc1967-8
13. Mr. JANNER

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the desirability of constructing an aerodrome in the vicinity of Tel-Aviv, in Palestine, for use in connection with the Levant Fair and to provide greater convenience for air travellers to Palestine than the existing aerodrome at Gaza; and whether the Government of Palestine is co-operating in this matter?


I am not aware of any suggestion that an aerodrome should be prepared in the vicinity of Tel-Aviv for use in connection with the Levant Fair. The whole question of the development of civil aviation in Palestine is, however, now receiving the attention of the High Commissioner, who, I understand, hopes to submit proposals for the establishment of a civil aerodrome more conveniently situated with regard to Jerusalem, Jaffa and Tel-Aviv than the existing aerodrome at Gaza.