HC Deb 21 November 1945 vol 416 c411
4. Sir William Darling

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he is able to indicate the future of the aero drome at Turnhouse in relation to the capital of Scotland.

Mr. Strachey

I expect that No. 603 (City of Edinburgh) Auxiliary Air Force Squadron will retain Turnhouse as its peacetime home. I understand that the Ministry of Civil Aviation is also examining Turnhouse as a possible civil airport for Edinburgh.

Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison

Can the Minister expedite a decision on its possible use as a civil airport, as this matter is one of great importance and interest to the corporation and people of Edinburgh?

Mr. Strachey

No, Sir. I am afraid that is not within my province.