HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 cc54-5W
74. Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if the design for the permanent buildings at London Airport have been completed and approved; and when the building is to commence.

Mr. Beswick

The permanent buildings at London Airport will consist of a terminal block in the central area, hangars in two maintenance areas for the British Airways Corporations and other operators, and ancillary buildings in the Bath Road area. The designs of the control building, the operations building, and one passenger handling building in the terminal block have been approved and working drawings are nearing completion. It is hoped to start construction work at the beginning of next year.

The designs of the hangars for British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways Corporation have been approved and construction has begun. The design of the buildings in the Bath Road area has also been approved and construction will start very shortly.