§ 78. Mr. Beswick
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what decision he has taken with regard to the future use of Croydon Airport; and what plans he has made with regard to the provision of an aerodrome for the use of light aircraft within the London area, in the event of the closure of Croydon.
§ Mr. Neave
It is my right hon. Friend's policy to begin the closing down of Croydon Aerodrome as soon as Gatwick is open for traffic in the spring of 1958. At all times we shall act in consultation with the local authorities. My right hon. Friend is still consulting the Secretary of State for Air about suitable aerodromes for the light aircraft now based at Croydon.