HC Deb 01 February 1967 vol 740 c102W
61. Sir J. Eden

asked the President of the Board of Trade for how many hours in each day the Bournemouth Airport at Hum is kept open for outgoing and incoming flights; why any restrictions at all are imposed on day flights; and if he will make a statement about his present policy for the airport while negotiations as to its future are still going on.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

0900–1700 Mondays-Fridays. These reduced hours were introduced from 1st November, 1966 to save costs following transfer of traffic from Bournemouth. The airport will continue to be available for public use during the published hours.

Sir J. Eden

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress is being made in the negotiations to settle the future of Bournemouth Airport at Hum; and when the present discussions will be concluded.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Negotiations are continuing for the transfer of the airport to the Bournemouth, Dorset and Hampshire Councils, and the District Valuer is at present making a valuation of the airport. I cannot say when the negotiations will be concluded.