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Pakenham Committee Report (Publication)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 7 May 1947

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation whether he is now in a position to state the date of publication of the Report of the Pakenham Committee; and whether he has any statement to make a to the development of Cliffe as an international marine airport.

It is hoped that the publication of the Report of the Pakenham Committee will be made on 16th May. As indicated in my reply to the hon. Member for South Portsmouth (Sir J. Lucas) on 3rd April, Cliffe is, at present, but one among a number of possibilities and no decision has yet been taken as to the site for a permanent marine airport