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Airport Facilities (London)

Volume 414: debated on Wednesday 17 October 1945

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation whether he can make a statement of present plans for the provision of airport facilities, to serve the London area.

Considerable progress has been made with London civil airport policy and my Noble Friend will make a further statement soon.

Has my hon. Friend come to any decision about allowing Northolt to be used for civil aviation?

It is not for me or for my Noble Friend to come to a decision, but discussions on the subject are proceeding satisfactorily.

Who is to come to a decision? Surely my hon. Friend agrees that this is a matter on which he must fight the Air Ministry on behalf of civil aviation?

My hon. Friend is now announcing a very strange constitutional doctrine. We have found the Air Ministry very co-operative in this matter.