HC Deb 01 December 1964 vol 703 cc59-60W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT showing the number of flights planned for Abbotsinch Naval Station in each of the last three years, and the number which were cancelled due to poor visibility.

Mr. Mayhew

The Royal Navy handed Abbotsinch Air Station over to the Ministry of Aviation in October, 1963, and this change of use explains the variation in the following figures:—

Flights Planned Flights Cancelled
1962 1,306 108
1963 561 13
1964 None None

It is not possible to tell from our records how many of the cancellations were due to poor visibility.

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