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Civil Aviation (Aerodromes)

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation why the North-East of England has again been excluded from the list of 17 airports in respect of which building development and extension is proposed and planned during the current year; and on what grounds it is proposed to give priority to 17 airports when the North-East of England is still without any airport capable of handling continental traffic.

There is no aerodrome in the North-East under the control of my noble Friend and the development of an entirely new aerodrome at Boldon is a major undertaking still in the planning stage and beyond our present resources.