HC Deb 18 June 1952 vol 502 cc1179-80

The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:


To ask the Minister of Civil Aviation if a decision has yet been made about the installation of Fog Investigation Dispersal Operation landing aid at London Airport.

Mr. Beswick

In my original Question I contented myself with using the initials F.I.D.O., which, I understand, stand for the words Fog Intensive Dispersal Of and not for the words on the Order Paper.

Mr. Maudling

I always thought that stood for F.I.D.O.

The technical and economic factors involved are very complex and are being studied in consultation with technical experts and airline operators.

Mr. Beswick

Does not the Parliamentary Secretary remember that his right hon. Friend, the present Minister of Fuel and Power, whipped hon. Members opposite into a state of excitement similar to that with which they greeted the ending of this year's Budget speech, when he demanded that we must have F.I.D.O. at London Airport for the winter 1951–52, and what is the present Minister of Fuel and Power doing about this delay?