§ 40. Mr. Rankin
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what civil airports in the United Kingdom were closed, and for how many days in each case, since 1st November, 1958, to the nearest convenient date.
§ Mr. Rankin
Would the hon. Gentleman agree that during this winter the closures have been exceptional, owing to fog? Can he say whether any estimate has been formed of the losses which have befallen operating corporations as a result of fog disruption? May I also ask whether we have given up hope of achieving an effective method of fog dispersal?
§ Mr. Hay
If the hon. Member cares to table a Question, I will look into the matter. In answer to the last part of the hon. Gentleman's supplementary question, my hon. Friend the Member for Wembley, South (Mr. Russell) has tabled a Question about F.I.D.O., the Answer to which will, I think, clear up the hon. Member's doubts.
§ following is the information:
|Airport||Number of days|
|Leeds and Bradford||…||4|
§ There were, of course, a number of other occasions when operations ceased for part of a day.