HC Deb 16 December 1960 vol 632 c89W
Miss Quennell

asked the Minister of Aviation, in view of the importance to private flying of national gliding clubs, whether his Department will assist the Lasham Gliding Club by acquiring the aerodrome from the Air Ministry for this purpose.

Mr. Gough

asked the Minister of Aviation if his attention has been drawn to the imminent disposal of Lasham Aerodrome by the Air Ministry; what effect this step will have upon the interests of gliding; and what steps he proposes to take now to protect and encourage this important part of private aviation.

Mr. Rippon

I am aware of the importance of Lasham Aerodrome to the gliding movement. I am discussing the situation with my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Air.