§ Sir W. Smiles
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation on how many days during last winter was flying to and from the Guernsey aerodrome impossible owing to the wet clay nature of the surface; and if the Government of Guernsey have any plans for the improvement of this aerodrome.
§ Mr. Ede
I have been asked to reply. I am informed that during the period from November of last year to April last—a period of exceptionally heavy rainfall—flying for the scheduled passenger services at this aerodrome was impossible or undesirable for 63 days because of the wet nature of the surface of the runways. Plans for the improvement of the airport, based on expert advice, are shortly to be considered by the States of Guernsey.