HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 cc2063-4
31. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Air what mixture of grass seed has been sown in general on the mesh runways of aerodromes in South-Eastern England.

Sir A. Sinclair

The mixture used was either one, or both, of two special mixtures to meet the requirements of this type of runway. With my hon. Friend's permission, I will circulate details in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Smith

Is not couch grass sown on account of its binding qualities; and, if so, will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the fact that this land will take a long time to clear?

Sir A. Sinclair

I can assure my hon. Friend that we have the very best available advice on the mixtures we use. Perhaps he will look at the list which I am circulating.

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