Aerodromes and Flying Clubs (Assistance).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 29th October 1929.

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

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he can now make any further statement regarding additional assistance to be given to the chief commercial centres of the country for the establishment of aerodromes and the encouragement of flying clubs?

Photo of Mr Frederick Montague Mr Frederick Montague , Islington West

As regards additional assistance for the establishment of aerodromes, I am informed that grants have been made in certain cases by the Unemployment Grants Committee in connection with work on municipal aerodromes. As regards the encouragement of flying clubs, some of the subsidised clubs have decided to become affiliated to the National Flying Services, Ltd., and will thus benefit from the grants made to that organisation when they cease to be eligible for the existing subsidy. It is hoped that others will be self-supporting by the time that their present agreements with the Air Ministry terminate.