§ 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.