HC Deb 03 November 1954 vol 532 cc46-7W
Mr. T. W. Jones

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what steps he is taking to provide financial assistance to local authorities in North Wales, towards the cost of repairing the damage caused by recent flooding.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Damage to classified roads caused by flooding is a normal charge to the annual maintenance grants which I make to highway authorities. I am not aware that the damage in North Wales cannot be met from the grants already made.

Departure Peak Arrival Peak
(1) Traffic London Airport can at present handle per hour (a) Good weather 55 movements 45 movements
(b) Bad weather 20 movements 24 movements
(2) Peak traffic handled in the summer of 1954 per hour (a) At London Airport 27 movements
(b) At London Airport and Northolt (which closed on 31st October) 37 movements
(3) By 1958 London Airport handling capacity per hour should be (a) Good weather 60 movements 50 movements
(b) Bad weather 28 movements 33 movements
(4) By 1958 peak traffic per hour offering for London is estimated at 52 movements
NOTE 1.—A "movement" is a landing or a take-off of an aircraft.
NOTE 2.—In interpreting these figures it is essential to have in mind that aircraft arrivals and departures have to be scheduled at a rate intermediate between good weather and bad weather capacity.