HC Deb 30 May 1960 vol 624 cc995-6
42. Mr. Fletcher

asked the Minister of Aviation whether he will give an assurance that he will not authorise the Esso Petroleum Company to undertake any further works at London Airport, in advance of the statutory approval which is being sought by that company under the Bill now before this House.

Mr. Rippon

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Fletcher

In view of the fact that the Private Bill looks like being controversial, is it not rather unfortunate that any part of the work should have been authorised before Parliament has considered the matter?

Mr. Rippon

The position is that the Bill relates only to work outside the airport boundary.