HC Deb 01 December 1948 vol 458 cc187-8W
89. Mr. T. Lewis

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation whether his Department has acquired the aerodromes of which possession bas been taken by them; or when does he propose to acquire them; and, in particular, Southampton Airport.

Mr. Lindgren

Those aerodromes required for scheduled services and not already State-owned are being acquired gradually. None has yet been completely acquired by my Department, but negotiations are proceeding in a number of cases. Southampton Airport will be acquired and negotiations with the owners have commenced.