HC Deb 28 March 1961 vol 637 cc1105-6
11. Mr. Gough

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will now announce his decision in connection with the public inquiry held at Croydon on 14th October, 1960, on the future of Croydon Airport.

Mr. Brooke

I am not yet in a position to announce my decision on this, though I am anxious to do so as soon as practicable.

Mr. Gough

I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. Is he aware that there are many divergent and important interests concerned in this and that five months is quite a long time? Can he give the House a more specific promise that perhaps a decision will be reached in, say, the next month?

Mr. Brooke

All I can say is that I am fully seized of the importance and urgency of this question. I cannot say anything about its merits until I give my decision. It concerns other Ministries besides my own. For instance, the question of the London-Brighton radial road was raised at the inquiry. I am anxious that there should be no unnecessary delay.