HC Deb 08 April 1936 vol 310 cc2764-5

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will take immediate steps to have granted to Stornoway Trust the private licence which has already been paid for, especially in view of the fact that aeroplanes have been landing from time to time on their ground, which is much superior to the landing grounds in North and South Uist where there are now regular services?

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

I am advised that the landing area at Steinish, Stornoway, is at present unsuitable for use by aircraft operating public transport services. The aerodromes at North and South Uist, on the other hand, afford adequate safety in operation. As I said in my reply of 2nd March, the Air Ministry has advised as to the work necessary at Stornoway.


Could we have an assurance that the Stornoway Trust will not be involved in costs if they are not to have the advantages of a local air service?


The fee is £2 2s. for inspection and £1 5s. for the licence. If the licence is not granted, the fee is returned, as it will be in this case.