HC Deb 06 July 1938 vol 338 c380
60. Mr. Day

asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of airports that are at present equipped with radio-electric services; the number that are at present being considered; and when a definite decision will be arrived at?

Captain Balfour

There are at present 22 civil aerodromes and airports equipped with radio-electric services and their provision at three others is under active consideration. In addition, following the recommendations of the Maybury Committee it is proposed to make these services available at a number of additional stations in accordance with traffic and operational requirements.

Mr. Day

Is there any reason for holding up the development of these flying areas with this equipment?

Captain Balfour

The development is limited to some extent by the ability to obtain equipment and other considerations, but we are getting on as fast as we can.