Mr. WEST RUSSELL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is satisfied with the progress being made in the provision of municipal airports; and whether he proposes to take any steps to give local authorities more practical encouragement to provide them at the earliest possible date?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
I am satisfied that municipalities as a whole are keenly alive to the importance of providing aerodromes and the progress which is being made with their actual provision is, I think, encouraging. My Noble Friend regrets that it is not possible to give financial assistance from public funds, but the Air Ministry is always ready to give expert advice and all other help possible to local authorities who are considering schemes for aerodromes.