HC Deb 08 December 1965 vol 722 cc393-4
5. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Aviation whether he will give a general direction, in the public interest, to British European Airways not to discontinue services from airports in the South-West.

Mr. Stonehouse

No, Sir. Decisions on particular services are matters for the board of B.E.A.

Mr. Digby

Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind the needs of the South-West and reconsider the desirability of concentrating airports in the built-up areas where the maximum nuisance is caused to householders?

Mr. Stonehouse

I think that that anticipates Question No. 8, and I shall reply to it on that.

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