HC Deb 29 May 1946 vol 423 c1145
34. Mr. Rankin

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation when he proposes to instal at Renfrew Airport, radar and air navigational aids necessary for receiving aircraft in foggy weather; and to make accommodation available for the collection of Customs and Excise duties.

Mr. Ivor Thomas

Medium frequency direction finding radio equipment has been in use at Renfrew for many years, and high frequency radio telephony has recently been added to the navigational aids available. It is hoped to instal a standard beam approach system within the next two months and to provide ground lighting before next winter. Decisions have not yet been taken on types of radar aid to be used on internal and continental air services generally; the results of the recent International Conference in Paris, which discussed this subject amongst others, are being studied. International air services are not, at present, using Renfrew, but plans are in hand to provide accommodation for Customs examination to make such services possible.