HC Deb 22 March 1961 vol 637 cc357-8
5. Mr. Corfield

asked the Secretary of State for Air when he expects to be able to dispose of the former Royal Air Force Station at Pucklechurch, and for what purpose; and whether he will make a statement indicating the cause of the delay and how it is proposed to dispose of the buildings.

Mr. Amery

I have suspended disposal of this station for the time being in view of a proposal by the Prison Commission to use part of it for a remand centre.

Mr. Corfield

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that this air station has been unoccupied for over a year? In view of the anxiety locally about its future, will he try to expedite his decision as much as possible?

Mr. Amery

We had already gone some way towards arranging its disposal when the Prison Commission put forward its latest proposal.