HC Deb 20 December 1966 vol 738 cc296-7W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Aviation if, in view of the fact that Her Majesty's Government will now become the main tenant of Shoreham Airport, it is the intention to develop it as a commercial airport with hard runways.

Mr. Mulley

The lease of Shoreham Airport will only be assigned to Her Majesty's Government, subject to the agreement of the lessors after Parliamentary approval has been given for the purchase of Beagle and the purchase has been completed.

The commercial development of Shoreham Airport is a matter in the first instance for the local authorities concerned and the lessee in consultation with the Board of Trade.