§ 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 93W the extension will begin in March 1964 and should be completed by the spring of 1965.