HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc1356-7
5. Mr. Piratin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek information from the States of Jersey as to what facilities there are at the Jersey airport for carrying out repairs to aeroplanes; and whether spare parts, etc., are kept there for that purpose.

Mr. Ede

Jersey airport is owned and maintained by the States of Jersey. I understand that British European Airways, who are responsible for scheduled services, maintain a servicing organisation for their own aircraft and a charter company also maintains a servicing organisation which is available to other owners of aircraft in an emergency. A stock of spare parts is carried by both the company and British European Airways.

Mr. Piratin

Will the Home Secretary kindly look into this matter again? I understand on information from officials on the spot, that even minor-repairs have to be sent to Liverpool, which is B.E.A.'s head station for this purpose. Will the right hon. Gentleman look into it again with a view to having the whole machinery run more cheaply?.

Mr. Ede

No, Sir. I have no responsibility at all in this matter. As the hon. Gentleman put the Question down, I got this information from the responsible people, but I have no position at all in the matter. I have no doubt that his supplementary question will be read in the States of Jersey, where he is well known, and that due regard will be paid to it.

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