HC Deb 08 March 1973 vol 852 c187W
Mr. Judd

asked the Minister of State for Defence what representations he has now received on the possibility of extended joint civilian and military use of Service airfields in West Sussex and South Hampshire; what replies he has sent; what steps he will now take to review the situation together with appropriate local authorities; and whether he will make a statement.

Lord Lambton

I have now received the hon. Member's letter of 22nd February forwarding a request by Portsmouth City Airport Users' Association for extended civil flying rights at Royal Air Force, Thorney Island. I shall be replying shortly to the hon. Member.

I have also received a request from the College of Air Training, Hamble, for flying facilities at a Service airfield in the South of England, preferably in West Sussex or South Hampshire. This request is under consideration.

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