HC Deb 10 December 1965 vol 722 cc168-9W
Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Minister of Aviation, what progress he has made in divesting himself of the ownership of the land comprising the former civil airport at Nutts' Corner in County Antrim; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Stonehouse

Since I wrote on 15th October, 1965, to explain the position to the hon. Member, my Department has continued its efforts to trace the remainder of the 19 former owners of the land, and also the investigations into the cases of the former owners who have shown an interest in purchasing back the land.

In order to help the progress of road development schemes the Antrim County Council has now been granted access to the land.

The work in devising plans whereby the interested former owners can be offered suitable areas of land continues, but the arrangements cannot yet be completed.

Land not otherwise required will be placed on the market.