HC Deb 22 June 1938 vol 337 cc1062-3
50. Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Sueter

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether any decision has now been come to with regard to the Langstone Harbour scheme for Empire flying boats; and, if the town council of Portsmouth does not desire to develop an air harbour, will he consider developing with rapidity an alternative site on the South Coast, and so avoid the necessity of a flying boat having to use a French port, as had to be done recently by a flying boat on her return from India?

Captain Balfour

An examination of the various alternative sites for an Empire flying-boat base is proceeding as rapidly as possible with a view to securing the most adequate facilities to enable day and night regular arrivals and departures to be effected without interruption to air services or interference with shipping traffic.