HC Deb 06 July 1938 vol 338 cc376-7
51. Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he has now considered the disused Caird shipyard at Greenock, with the waters adjacent thereto, as a suitable base for an air service between Greenock and the Western Isles, similar to that between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly; and whether he has any statement to make on the subject?

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Captain Harold Balfour)

Greenock Harbour was licensed last year as a civil sea aerodrome but no proposals have yet been received from any local authority or other responsible concern regarding the development of the disused Caird shipyard for aviation purposes. As the hon. and learned Member was recently informed, the Air Ministry would be happy to arrange for an inspection of the shipyard in the event of any such proposals being put forward.

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