HC Deb 10 November 1943 vol 393 cc1166-7W
Mr. Astor

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether aerodromes built in British possessions for the use of the United States Air Force have been built by the United States of America under lend-lease or by the British Commonwealth under reverse lend-lease?

Colonel Stanley

Apart from leased bases areas in the West Indies, where the airfields are provided by the United States authorities, there has been no uniform practice in the Colonial Empire. In some cases the cost has been borne on British funds, in some on United States funds, and in other cases both British and United States funds have been used in the construction of a single aerodrome.