HC Deb 08 February 1960 vol 617 cc18-9
29. Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Minister of Aviation what financial assistance he has given to the Leeds and Bradford Airport.

Mr. Rippon

None, Sir.

Mr. Roberts

Does the Parliamentary Secretary realise that stimulus should be given to flying in the North-East? Does he further realise that British European Airways has completely neglected that part of the country? Is he prepared to ask B.E.A. to see whether it is possible and practicable to develop the Leeds and Bradford Airport?

Mr. Rippon

What I can tell the hon. Gentleman is that there are very shortly to be discussions at official level with the airport joint committee on financial assistance and other matters.