HC Deb 27 November 1946 vol 430 c1588
16. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he will arrange for the catering arrangements at the Croydon airport to be improved.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (Mr. Lindgren)

Steps are being taken by the catering contractors to expedite the restoration of their premises at Croydon airport, but it will inevitably take some time to make good the damage occasioned by wartime requisition. As from 9th December, it will be possible to supplement the existing buffet in the terminal building by the allocation of a room for passengers in the airport hotel where a limited number of meals will be served.

Air-Commodore Harvey

Will the Parliamentary Secretary also see that it is possible to buy an alcoholic drink there, since this is about the only airport in the world where one is unable to do so?

Mr. Lindgren

There is no licence at the moment for the one buffet that is available, but that matter will be looked into.