§ 38. Mr. John Morrison
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he is aware that it is now considered necessary for the safety of aircraft and of the cathedral to instal a light on Salisbury Cathedral spire, now rebuilding; and if he will contribute towards the cost of this light.
§ Mr. Beswick
No, Sir. An obstruction light is not considered necessary for the safety of aircraft. The second part of the Question does not therefore arise.
§ Mr. Morrison
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that owing to the R.A.F. being in possession of Chilmark quarry from which stone for Salisbury Cathedral comes, it is not possible to use that stone for the rebuilding of the spire? Will he therefore make a gesture and help with the cost of the stone which must be brought from elsewhere?
§ Mr. Donner
If the Parliamentary Secretary will not concern himself with the safety of aircraft, will he concern himself with the safety of the cathedral?