HC Deb 26 July 1950 vol 478 cc444-5
73. Lieut.-Colonel Boles

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, what representation has been made to his Department by British European Airways for permission to transfer from Northolt Airport to Gatwick Airport.

Mr. Beswick

Representations have recently been made by British European Airways Corporation to my Department that Gatwick should be developed as a regular terminal for certain of their services. These representations are at present under consideration.

Lieut.-Colonel Boles

Is the Minister aware that this is very much in the national interest and will relieve congestion at the London Airport to a considerable extent?

Mr. Beswick

Yes, Sir.