HC Deb 11 December 1963 vol 686 cc92-3W
Sir G. Touche

asked the Minister of Aviation if he will make a statement on his plans for an extension of the runway at London, Gatwick, Airport.

Mr. Amery

I have decided that the runway should be extended to the east by 1,200 feet, making a total length of 8,200 feet. This will equip the airport for the new types of aircraft likely to be used on short- and medium-haul services as well as large jet aircraft on diversion from Heathrow. Work on the extension will begin in March 1964 and should be completed by the spring of 1965.

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