§ Mr. Onslow
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what controls are exercised by his Department over the management of aerodromes other than those operated by the British Airports Authority.
§ Mr. Noble
This Department exercises controls under the Air Navigation Order, 247W 1970, as amended. The principal control is the licensing of aerodromes used for public transport or instruction in flying. Officials of the Department inspect licensed aerodromes to ensure that their facilities are adequate for safety purposes.