§ Mr. Gower
asked the Minister of Aviation whether he is aware that limitations are imposed on the growth of civil aviation in Wales by the fact that there is no airport in the Principality capable of use by the larger modern aircraft; and if he will extend the runways at Rhoose Airport, and create a second major airport in Wales.
§ Mr. Amery
Government policy on civil aerodromes is set out in the White Paper, Cmnd. 1457. I do not think this limits the growth of civil aviation in Wales. As my hon. Friend has been told on a previous occasion, we are satisfied274W that the runways at Rhoose are adequate for the aircraft at present using this airport and for those likely to do so in the next few years. It is for local interests, in the first instance, to assess the need for additional airports.