§ Mr. EVERARD
asked the Under-Secretary of State, for Air the number of approved landing grounds for civil aircraft in Great Britain at the beginning of 1929 and 1930, respectively?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
The number of licensed aerodromes, to which I assume that the hon. Member refers, was 77 at the beginning of 1929 and 90 at the beginning of 1930. I would add that during the course of each year a large number of aerodromes are normally licensed for short periods, generally for joy-riding purposes; thus the total number of aerodrome licences issued in 1928 was 206 and in 1929 320, apart from renewals in each case.