HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 c387
18. Sir Thomas Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Air what establishment it is proposed to maintain at the aerodrome now in the process of erection at Scottow, Norfolk; what is the total estimate for the whole scheme; and what opportunities have been given to local firms to tender?

Sir K. Wood

The Station now being prepared near Scottow, Norfolk, is in tended for use by flying units of the Royal Air Force. It would not be in the public interest to give particulars of these units. The total estimated cost of the scheme, including the purchase of land, is £776,000. For a scheme of this size, tenders can suitably be invited only from firms with considerable resources in labour and plant; one local firm which possesses such resources was invited to tender.