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Gravesend Airport (Requisitioned Land)

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 28 April 1954

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asked the Undersecretary of State for Air whether he will make a statement about the derequisitioning of land at Gravesend Airport.

Action is going ahead in accordance with the letter my noble Friend sent the hon. Member last month.

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there was not very much action going ahead? Can we have some idea of when this land will be free from the grip of the Air Ministry, which has held on to it in dog-in-the-manger fashion since the end of the war?

The hon. Member will know that there is on this land a hangar, which we have now put up for competitive tender. Directly that has been disposed of, the land can be derequisitioned.