§ 24. Mr. Kershaw
asked the Secretary of State for Air how much money has been expended on Kemble aerodrome since 1948; and what he estimates would be the approximate cost of extending the present runway for half a mile in the direction away from Kemble village.
§ The Secretary of State for Air (Mr. George Ward)
Since April, 1948, about £400,000 has been spent on the maintenance of the airfield and buildings, and about £176,000 on new work. The cost of extending the runway for half a mile in the direction away from Kemble village is provisionally estimated at about £500,000.
§ Mr. Kershaw
Is my right hon. Friend of the opinion that the extension of this runway in the opposite direction, so that the runway is not used close to the village, would be of considerable help to the inhabitants of the village, who are undergoing this intolerable nuisance?