Croydon (Catering)

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1946.

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Photo of Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he will arrange for the catering arrangements at the Croydon airport to be improved.

Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough

Steps are being taken by the catering contractors to expedite the restoration of their premises at Croydon airport, but it will inevitably take some time to make good the damage occasioned by wartime requisition. As from 9th December, it will be possible to supplement the existing buffet in the terminal building by the allocation of a room for passengers in the airport hotel where a limited number of meals will be served.

Photo of Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield

Will the Parliamentary Secretary also see that it is possible to buy an alcoholic drink there, since this is about the only airport in the world where one is unable to do so?

Photo of Mr George Lindgren Mr George Lindgren , Wellingborough

There is no licence at the moment for the one buffet that is available, but that matter will be looked into.