§ 1. Mr. Hayman
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many families will be housed in the married quarters which he proposes to build at Mawgan Airfield, north Cornwall; and what the total scheme is estimated to cost.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Mr. George Ward)
Our plans for married quarters at this airfield are being re-examined because of a possible change in the requirement. I will write to the hon. Member as soon as I can.
§ Mr. Hayman
When the hon. Gentleman is re-examining the technical side of this matter, will he also reconsider the siting of these married quarters, because it would seem that they are likely to cost in the region of £500,000, and if he sites them where he wants to, it will be against the wishes of the county planning authority? Will the hon. Gentleman also bear in mind that military and naval quarters on big sites on the North Cornish coast have been abandoned within the last two years, and—?
§ Mr. Stokes
Bearing in mind that this aerodrome is on the edge of one of the most beautiful pieces of coast scenery in Cornwall, will the hon. Gentleman make sure that the Government do not erect absolute horrors on the skyline, as they 384 attempted to do once before and were forced to pull them down again? May I have an assurance?
§ Sir H. Roper
As this aerodrome is in my constituency, may I ask my hon. Friend to give an assurance that the views of local authorities will be taken fully into consideration in arriving at a decision?