HC Deb 18 November 1969 vol 791 cc278-9W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the length of warning given to the public about the recent closure of Dalcross Airport, Inverness, was six days; and what is the normal warning time given to the public before airports under his jurisdici ion are closed for wear and tear repairs.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

We endeavour to give the maximum practicable period of notice of aerodrome closure when this is necessitated by normal runway maintenance. The work being undertaken at Dalcross from 17th November does not, however, fall into that category and has become urgent. Short notice was given because we were advised that the low level of activity at Lossiemouth would make it easier to accept civil operations there during the second half of November.