§ 1. Mr. William Teeling
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement about the provision of a new airport for Hong Kong; and how it will be financed.
§ The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Creech Jones)
This matter is under active consideration, but I regret that I am not yet in a position to make a statement.
§ Mr. Teeling
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that this is taking quite a long while, and that it is getting a rather urgent matter in regard to the development of the air services in the Far East?
§ Mr. Creech Jones
Already considerable progress has been made, and I hope very shortly that a statement will be made.
§ Mr. Walter Fletcher
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that this is exactly the same answer as he gave nearly six months ago to the same Question?
§ Mr. W. J. Brown
Will the right hon. Gentleman say when he contemplates that we shall pass in this matter from active consideration to passive action?