HC Deb 25 June 1947 vol 439 c64W
101. Mr. Allighan

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he is aware that members of the public desiring to see the arrival and departure of passenger aeroplanes at the Heathrow airport are charged 3d. for admission to the enclosure; how much this has produced since this method was first introduced to the latest available date; and to what the total receipts are devoted.

Mr. Lindgren

Yes. This is one of the first steps towards providing revenue producing amenities at London Airport. Between 1st June last, when the enclosure was opened to the public, and 22nd June, 36,917 persons and 3,388 cars were admitted. The total receipts, at 3d. a person and 1s. a car, were £633 11s. 3d., which will be credited to public funds as a contribution to the heavy expense of providing, operating and maintaining the airport.