HC Deb 04 March 1964 vol 690 c1304
38. Mr. Rankin

asked the Minister of Aviation if he will state the number of occasions during 1963 when either Renfrew or Prestwick airport was closed because of fog or other reasons.

Mr. Marten

Renfrew was closed for periods of about five hours on four separate days. There was no occasion on which Prestwick was completely closed.

Mr. Rankin

Can the hon. Member tell me why these figures do not tally with the figures which I have already received from his office to the effect that Renfrew was closed for four days in 1963 and that Prestwick was closed for four days in 1963? Can he reconcile the information which he has just given with the information which I received previously from his own office?

Mr. Marten

I am afraid that I was not myself asked, and I do not know from which part of my office the hon. Member obtained that information. I can take responsibility only for the Answer which I give him.