HC Deb 07 June 1944 vol 400 cc1325-6
15. Mr. Wilfrid Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in planning the sites of post-war Trans-Atlantic airways, the advantages of sites in the neighbourhood of the Solway have been considered; and whether any decision has yet been reached.

The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)

Yes, Sir. Sites in the neighbourhood of Solway Firth have been surveyed and their possibilities for Trans-Atlantic flying will receive full consideration together with those of other localities. No decisions have yet been taken.

Mr. Roberts

Can the Minister say whether there are not some special advantages from the climatic conditions in this area?

Sir A. Sinclair

That is quite true, Sir, but other sites also have special advantages.