HC Deb 13 March 1968 vol 760 c296W
77. Mr. Rankin

asked the President of the Board of Trade what advice he sought from the British Air Line Pilots Association in regard to equipping Stansted Airport with two parallel runways but no alternative runway available for crosswinds and when conditions are gusty or wet; and what reply he received.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

This is not a question of safety but of regularity of operations, and in these circumstances I did not consult the British Airline Pilots Association. The issue has, however, now been overtaken by the decision to set up an inquiry which I announced on 22nd February, 1968.—[Vol. 759, c. 667–74.]

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