HC Deb 07 December 1938 vol 342 c1154
22. Mr. Day

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the recent development of aviation, he, will give particulars of the manner in which His Majesty's Government or local authorities have, during the last two years, adopted further measures to assist in the promotion of civil aviation in the United Kingdom; and whether the Government propose instituting any further inquiries in this field?

Captain Balfour

Within the limits of a Parliamentary reply it is not possible to enumerate the several measures that have been taken in many directions by His Majesty's Government to assist the development of civil aviation in the United Kingdom. I would refer the hon. Member to Chapters V and VII of the Civil Aviation Report for the year 1937 in which he will find details of many of these steps. Considerable progress has been made by local authorities during the last two years in the provision of suitable municipal aerodromes, but if the hon. Member is interested in any particular area I will let him have particulars. As regards the last part of the question, my right hon. Friend does not think any useful purpose would be served by the institution of a further inquiry.

Mr. Day

Have any municipal aerodromes been instituted during the past year?

Captain Balfour

I could not say without notice.

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