§ Sir R. Thompson
asked the Minister of Transport whether he can now give an assurance that the route to be followed by the London-Crawley motorway will cross that part of the former Croydon Airport designated as open space, so as to minimise interference with large-scale redevelopment plans already approved for other parts of the site; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Marples
If the route of the motorway crossed the former Croydon Airport site it would be confined to the open part and I would do all I could to minimise its indirect effects upon those parts of the site which are to be built on. But while the motorway route remains uncertain I see no point in making a statement.