HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc168-9
8. Mr. Turton

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation whether he has yet reached a decision on the future of the Rawcliffe aerodrome.

Mr. Lindgren

No final decision has yet been reached but this aerodrome will probably be required for scheduled air services.

Mr. Turton

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the lack of decision by his predecessor in this matter has sterilised housing in this area for more than 12 months, and will he, now that there has been a clean sweep in his Department, accelerate these decisions?

Mr. Lindgren

In view of the previous discussions that arose on this matter I have gone into it very carefully in the short time at my disposal, and I am satisfied that the authorities concerned would be wise not to bring houses within reach of the flightway—

Hon. Members


Mr. Lindgren

—that is the approach to the runways—they will be well advised not to proceed with housing schemes which interfere with the port.