HC Deb 26 March 1956 vol 550 c166W
67. Mr. Beswick

asked the Secretary of State for Air, in view of the declared policy of successive Governments to encourage gliding, if he will give the gliding clubs now based at Lasham Aerodrome a reasonable security of tenure.

Mr. Birch

This airfield might have to to be brought into Service use at short notice. Formally therefore we cannot give the gliding clubs security of tenure, but I see no reason at present to doubt that the clubs will be able to continue operations there.