HC Deb 27 May 1935 vol 302 cc753-4
31. Mr. CLEARY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether any steps have been taken or are contemplated to militarise municipal airports or to make representations to local authorities on the matter?

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

There is no intention of militarising municipal airports. It is proposed, however, in view of expansion requirements, to endeavour to arrange as a purely temporary measure for some squadrons to be accommodated at municipal aerodromes, pending the establishment of permanent stations. Under any such arrangement the aerodromes would, of course, continue in use for civil purposes.