§ 71. Commander Maitland
asked the Secretary of State for Air the considerations on which he decided that a total width of 550 yards for runways and perimeter tracks is necessary for safety and efficient operation in an airfield in Lincolnshire of which he has knowledge; and whether he is aware of the consequent reduction in good agricultural land available for food production.
§ Mr. Crawley
The total width required is 1,550 feet which is the minimum necessary for safe operation.