§ 29. Mr. Woodburn
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is prepared to investigate the various possible ways of shortening the time between London and London Airport.
§ Mr. Profumo
Yes. The Cromwell Road extension, work on which is already proceeding, is the first step to shorten the journey to London Airport; and the British Transport Commission are studying a possible rail service for the longer term.
§ 30. Mr. Woodburn
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what investigation has been made of the relative advantages of reaching London Airport by omnibus from a terminal in London and alternatively from a terminal at the Underground station most convenient to the airport.
§ Mr. Watkinson
No formal investigation has been made of the relative advantages of omnibus over underground for travel to London Airport, but the omnibus is clearly more attractive in speed and convenience.