HC Deb 30 January 1957 vol 563 c993
40. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what steps have been taken to create a visual barrier between traffic on roads and civil airports.

Mr. Watkinson

Screens have been erected at a few of the airports managed by my Department where car parking or sightseers on adjacent roads have caused congestion or risk of accident on these roads. If my hon. Friend will let me know whether he has any particular aerodrome in mind. I shall be glad to make inquiries.

Mr. Langford-Holt

May I tell my right hon. Friend that I have no such particular case in mind, but that as a general principle I wish to draw his attention to the fact that it can be dangerous and has proved dangerous on many occasions?

Mr. Watkinson

I quite agree and am grateful to my hon. Friend, because the number of sightseers now being attracted to all aerodromes is such that more care has to be exercised.