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Customs Facilities (Greatham Airport)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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67.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered a resolution of protest from the North-East Industrial and Development Association about the refusal to continue "on call" Customs facilities at Greatham Airport; and what reply he has made to the Association.

I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on 21st July, and the North-East Industrial and Development Association are being informed accordingly.

71.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total cost to the Customs Department in overtime and additional payments for the provisions of officers at Greatham Airport to clear arriving and departing aircraft in the year 1953; and what proportion of such sum was recovered by the Customs Department from the aircraft operators.