HC Deb 01 July 1936 vol 314 cc390-1
35. Mr. HARDIE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what area of land has been purchased for the Bulverhythe Aerodrome; the price per acre; and the name of the party or parties the land was bought from?

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

The land referred to does not belong to the Air Ministry. It was purchased by the Hastings Corporation for a municipal aerodrome, and I am not, therefore, in a position to supply details of the transaction.


In view of the Bill now before the House which seeks to control air navigation; does the right hon. Gentleman wish the House to understand that while we are taking all this trouble, the Government have no control and cannot get the information desired


The Town Clerk of Hastings will give the hon. Member any information he desires.


But my point is that the Air Navigation Bill seeks to coordinate all aerodromes and air services, and I wish to know why we cannot get information directly?


The hon. Member has had an answer to the question on the Paper.