§ 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.