Bombing Range, Frampton Sand

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1949.

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Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham 12:00 am, 27th July 1949

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can now give an assurance that he will not interfere with the main winter haunt in Britain of anser albifrons albifrons by establishing a range for heavy bombers at Frampton Sand on the Severn.

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Mr. Geoffrey de Frietas):

My right hon. Friend cannot yet add to the reply he gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Lewes (Major Beamish) on 22nd June.

Photo of Sir Edward Keeling Sir Edward Keeling , Twickenham

Can the Under-Secretary of State say what is the reason for the delay?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey De Freitas Mr Geoffrey De Freitas , Nottingham Central

The reasons for such delay as exists are twofold. First, we have to find another range in that area and, secondly, we have to consult the experts, the greatest of whom, Mr. Peter Scott, is at present in the Arctic.