§ 34. Mr. W. Taylor
asked the Minister of Civil Aviation why Yeadon Aerodrome is being closed; whether he has communicated with the corporations of Bradford and Leeds; what communications he has received from them on the subject; and if he will ensure that the existing facilities are maintained in good repair pending a decision as to the future of the airfield.27W
§ Mr. Profumo
The requirements of air transport services do not justify my Ministry maintaining Yeadon as a civil aerodrome. Discussions have been proceeding between the Air Ministry and the Leeds and Bradford Corporations, and the two corporations have been informed that under present plans my Department will withdraw its staff from the aerodrome on 2nd February, 1953.
I am afraid that I cannot undertake to ensure that the existing facilities are maintained in good repair because the future use of the aerodrome is a matter for the Air Ministry, as the requisitioning authority, and the two Corporations.