HC Deb 05 November 1956 vol 558 c203W
Mr. de Freitas

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, now that flying at the Royal Air Force Station, Hendon, has ceased, he will, in view of its close proximity to the centre of London, retain it as an airfield for aircraft which, because they can take off and land vertically, do not require long runways.

Mr. Birch

Service flying at Hendon has not yet stopped. The future of the airfield is being examined and I am in touch with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation about its usefulness for civil flying.