HC Deb 13 December 1944 vol 406 c1209
4. Mr. Liddall

asked the Secretary of State for Air what is the area of land which has been purchased by his Department for an aerodrome, the place name of which has been communicated to him; how much was paid for this land; and who were the previous owners.

The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)

Approximately 1,600 acres have been requisitioned for this airfield. Purchase has so far been restricted to a very few small properties at a total cost of £10,650, although other negotiations are in progress. The land is divided between 35 ownerships, particulars of which I am sending to my hon. Friend.