Aerodromes (Sheffield).

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 in view of the fact that there are no nearer aerodromes to Sheffield than Cranwell, Manchester, Nottingham, and Leeds, he will consider the possibility of granting financial assistance towards the establishment of an aerodrome at Sheffield, especially in view of the constitution of a flying club in the city and of the value which such an aerodrome would be to the commercial development of the town?

Photo of Mr Frederick Montague Mr Frederick Montague , Islington West

Many towns are giving active consideration to the provision of aerodromes for public use without financial assistance from the central Government, and I am not aware on what grounds Sheffield could claim exceptional treatment. I agree that an aerodrome should prove of value for the commercial development of the Sheffield area, and I should hope that this will lead the city council to provide the necessary funds.