§ 54. Mr. WAKEFIELD
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what progress has been made in the equipping of this country with radio beacons?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
It is not considered that the general equipment of aerodromes with radio beacons is yet justified at their present and still experimental stage of development. Certain technical problems, including questions of wireless control, still remain to be solved in connection with their use and international agreement has not yet been reached as to the systems and wave lengths to be employed. There is, however, an installation at Heston Aerodrome, and, as indicated in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Frome (Mrs. Tate) on 12th February, three new installations of different types will shortly be available for comparative trial at Croydon.
§ Mr. WAKEFIELD
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that radio beacons have been in use in America for the last three years, and is it not time that this country's equipment was brought up to date?