HC Deb 26 February 1947 vol 433 cc302-3W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what local authorities, experts and organisations he is consulting in his examination of the advantages of the Cliffe site at Gravesend for a marine airport; whether he is consulting the appropriate workers organisations; and whether he will agree to receive a composite deputation, representing all local bodies, which are able to tender expert technical evidence.

Mr. Lindgren

Arrangements have been made for consultations in the first instance, with the Port of London Authority who, as sponsors for the scheme, gave evidence before the Pakenham Committee. Until further progress has been made with the detailed technical examination of the possibilities of the Cliffe site, it is doubtful whether consultations on a wider basis would serve any useful purpose. If, however, my hon. Friend will indicate the bodies he has in mind for consultation at the present stage, my noble Friend will gladly consider his suggestions