HC Deb 27 January 1937 vol 319 cc924-5
24. Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether any decision has been arrived at between the Air Ministry, Imperial Airways, and Portsmouth Corporation for the construction of a seaplane base at Langstone harbour; and, if so, what are the details of the arrangement?

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Sir Philip Sassoon)

No, Sir. I regret to say that the Corporation has so far been unable to accept the proposals put forward by the Air Ministry regarding the arrangements for a Government contribution towards the cost of the scheme. Certain further inquiries from the Corporation have been elucidated with their representatives, and it is understood that they will, in the early future, finally review the project in knowledge of its financial implications.

Mr. Montague

Does that mean holding up the North Atlantic scheme?

Sir P. Sassoon

Oh, no, Sir.