I have nothing to add to the statement of policy with regard to the provision of airports for London which I made in the House on 9th March last. The hon. Member will have seen a recent report in the Press to the effect that the Court of Common Council of the City of London has voted an additional sum of £500,000 to develop the airport at Fairlop as a super-standard aerodrome. This decision is coupled with an arrangement under which a London Airports Advisory Committee, representative of owners of London airports, will be set up and asked to devise a formula for the allocation of the pooled receipts from traffic using these airports.
The decision has been arrived at that London air transport needs will best be served, not by one central airport, but by a ring of first-class airports round London.