HC Deb 27 September 1944 vol 403 c249W
Lady Apsley

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether permission and facilities will be granted to air transport companies operating in this country prior to 1939 to enable them to resume their services on air line routes before the cessation of hostilities in Europe.

Sir A. Sinclair

Operations in war-time are governed by the Air Navigation (Restriction in Time of War) Order, 1939. It would not be expedient while hostilities continue to increase the number of separate organisations operating in aid of the war effort in this country.

Mr. R. Duckworth

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many cities and towns in the country have either established or plan to establish municipal aerodromes.

Sir A. Sinclair

There were 42 established municipal aerodromes in this country at the outbreak of war. Since that date no new municipal aerodromes have been established, but inquiries have been received from 15 municipalities which are planning to reserve or to develop sites for this purpose.