HC Deb 21 January 1953 vol 510 c197
35. Sir G. Touche

asked the Minister of Civil Aviation what consultations he has had with the British Railway Executive regarding the proposed extension of Gatwick Airport; and what representations he has received from them as to the constructional and other changes which would be necessary.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (Mr. John Profumo)

My Department has discussed with the Railway Executive various questions affecting the aerodrome and the railway at Gatwick, and particularly those connected with the arrangement of railway services between the airport and London, and with the aircraft clearances over the railway itself.

Various suggestions have been made by the Railway Executive, and these are at present under consideration.

Sir G. Touche

Could my hon. Friend say if this includes the complete covering of the four-line tracks by an overhead tunnel?

Mr. Profumo

That is one of the matters at present under consideration

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