HC Deb 07 March 1960 vol 619 cc6-7W
61. Sir A. V. Harvey

asked the Minister of Aviation when he expects London Airport to be saturated with traffic; and what are the plans for dealing with this situation.

Mr. Sandys

It is unlikely that with Gatwick Airport in full use London Airport's runway capacity will be saturated in less than six or seven years. Meanwhile additional passenger accommodation and aircraft stands are being provided and more are being planned in line with the recommendations of the Report of the Millbourn Committee in 1957.

62. Mr. A. V. Harvey

asked the Minister of Aviation if he is aware of the dilapidations at London Airport; and what steps are being taken to maintain the buildings in good condition.

Mr. Sandys

A new long haul passenger building to replace the existing temporary buildings along the Bath Road is already under construction in the central terminal area. Meanwhile a good deal of repainting and redecorating is being done and this work should be completed in the near future.

Mr. Skeffington

asked the Minister of Aviation the numbers of emergency and stand-by landings at London Airport for the month of May, 1959.

Mr. Sandys

Seven and 58 respectively.