HC Deb 06 November 1961 vol 648 cc611-2
29. Mr. du Cann

asked the Minister of Aviation what proposals he has to improve car parking facilities at London Airport.

Mr. Woodhouse

Tenders have been invited for the design and construction of a multi-storey garage, to be completed in 1963. In addition, the Ministry of Aviation is discussing with several private concerns the possibility of improving and extending the arrangements for parking outside the airport and for ferrying cars to and from the Central Area.

Mr. du Cann

I thank my hon. Friend for that reply. In view of the clear need to improve such facilities as exist at present at London Airport, which are certainly inadequate—after all, London is the capital of this country, if not of the whole British Commonwealth—will my hon. Friend give an undertaking that this matter will be pressed on with all possible speed and that we shall have better facilities as soon as we possibly can?

Mr. Woodhouse

Yes, Sir; I give that undertaking.

Mr. Strachey

Cannot the Parliamentary Secretary give us some news of the proposals to reorganise the management of London Airport under a public corporation rather than—

Mr. Speaker

He cannot on this Question.