HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 cc89-90W
Mr. Hurd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the poor accommodation for trans-Pacific passenger at Nadi air transit camp in Fiji; and what improvements are proposed.

Mr. J. Griffiths

The international airport at Nadi, Fiji, is administered by New Zealand on behalf of the partner Governments of the South Pacific Air Transport Council, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Fiji. Passenger accommodation at the airport has hitherto been provided by the New Zealand authorities in war-time buildings not ideal for the purpose. As the provision of such accommodation is normally the responsibility of the airline operators the council have recommended that the present buildings should cease to be available to operators as soon as the latter can make satisfactory alternative arrangements. These are now under discussion.