HC Deb 28 April 1954 vol 526 c1609
24. Sir R. Acland

asked the Undersecretary of State for Air whether he will make a statement about the derequisitioning of land at Gravesend Airport.

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Mr. George Ward)

Action is going ahead in accordance with the letter my noble Friend sent the hon. Member last month.

Sir R. Acland

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there was not very much action going ahead? Can we have some idea of when this land will be free from the grip of the Air Ministry, which has held on to it in dog-in-the-manger fashion since the end of the war?

Mr. Ward

The hon. Member will know that there is on this land a hangar, which we have now put up for competitive tender. Directly that has been disposed of, the land can be derequisitioned.