HC Deb 03 March 1948 vol 448 c378
27. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what plans he has made for developing a trunk route airport in Cyprus.

The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Rees-Williams)

The provision of a trunk route airport in Cyprus is not at present contemplated.

Air-Commodore Harvey

Will the hon. Gentleman go into the matter further? Does he realise that at the moment British operators are having to spend currency, where if we had a trunk airport in Cyprus we could earn dollars, or other currencies; and would he either go there, or ask his right hon. Friend to go there, to see the island and to investigate?

Mr. Rees-Williams

So far as the island is concerned, the Government is not in the position to spend the large sum of money which would he required. If is a question of international airports, the question should be put down to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

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