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Stanstead Airport

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation what future is intended for Stanstead aerodrome in Essex; and whether he has considered the proposal that this should become the main airfield for the use of charter companies.

My Department is proposing to take over Stanstead airport as the principal short-haul bad weather alternate to London Airport and Northolt, and if practicable, facilities will be made available there for charter operators.