§ 50. Sir N. Hulbert
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is satisfied that the radar equipment installed at Stretton and Prestwick is as 47W efficient as the equipment at London Airport; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Neave
It is difficult to compare the radar equipment at Stretton with that at Prestwick and London Airport, since it performs a different function. The equipment at Stretton is for zone control: that at Prestwick and London Airport is for approach to the airport. My right hon. Friend is satisfied that the various types of equipment at Stretton and Prestwick are efficient for their present purposes.
§ 51. Sir N. Hulbert
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what type of radar equipment is in use at Stretton; when it was installed; and if he is satisfied that it is adequate today.
§ Mr. Neave
Two types of radar equipment, Admiralty Type 277T and Air Ministry Type 15, are in use at Stretton. They were installed in 1953 and have been used for air traffic control purposes since 1954. My right hon. Friend is satisfied that both types of equipment are adequate for their present purpose.