Flying Clubs and Aerodromes (Grants).

Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1929.

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Photo of Sir Louis Smith Sir Louis Smith , Sheffield, Hallam


asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether His Majesty's Government proposes to increase the number of existing subsidies given to civilian flying clubs; and whether it will take into consideration the grant of financial assistance towards the establishment of aerodromes in the chief industrial and commercial centres of the country which do not possess them at the present time?

Photo of Mr Frederick Montague Mr Frederick Montague , Islington West

As regards the first part of the question, the financial provision voted by the House for 1929 for grants to light aeroplane clubs would not allow of the number of subsidised clubs being increased. As regards the second part, a governing motive of the scheme under which grants are to be made to National Flying Services, Limited, is the provision of aerodromes at a considerable number of centres throughout the country.