HC Deb 10 November 1954 vol 532 c1195
15. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what investigations have taken place in recent months into the suitability of utilising the roofs of London's railway stations as possible helicopter stations.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I have recently completed an investigation into the practicability of rooftop sites for helicopters over Waterloo and Cannon Street Stations and at a site near St. Pancras. The last is unsuitable because of surrounding buildings; at the other two stations rooftop platforms could be constructed at very considerable cost, but it is doubtful if they would be large enough for helicopter traffic hoped for in the future.

Mr. Dodds

Have we made any progress, or are we still marking time?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

If the hon. Member will study my answer, he will see that we have made quite considerable progress.

Mr. Snow