Oral Answers to Questions — Wednesfield Aerodrome.

– in the House of Commons on 9th July 1931.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

75.

asked the Minister of Transport the present position with regard to the Wednesfield aerodrome, and when the report of the inquiry held last January may be expected?

Photo of Mr John Parkinson Mr John Parkinson , Wigan

The application by the Central Electricity Board for the consent of my right hon. Friend in respect of certain overhead electric lines near Wednesfield was opposed not only by the Wednesfield Urban District Council, but by certain landowners. The board are in negotiation with certain of these landowners, and my right hon. Friend is awaiting the result of these negotiations before issuing his final decision as regards this portion of the route.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this long delay is holding up all development, and how is it that it has taken six months to arrive at a decision?

Photo of Mr John Parkinson Mr John Parkinson , Wigan

There have been negotiations in respect of land to the north of the aerodrome, and until a definite decision has been arrived at in these negotiations, my right hon. Friend cannot come to a decision.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Will the hon. Gentleman hurry them up?