Renfrew Airport (Improvements)

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Jon Rankin Mr Jon Rankin , Glasgow Govan 12:00 am, 18th December 1957

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what reconstruction is proposed to be made at Renfrew Airport and its environs; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

Plans are under consideration for the extension of the terminal building and the car park at Renfrew Airport to provide for increased traffic. I hope also to divert the western end of Arkleston Road in order to improve the flow of road traffic and also the flying approach to the main runway.

Photo of Mr Jon Rankin Mr Jon Rankin , Glasgow Govan

While welcoming this development, may I ask the Minister if any assessment has been made of the cost, and if the cost of the road development will fall entirely on his Department?

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

Perhaps the hon. Member would not mind putting that Question down, as I am afraid I cannot answer it now; but I think this will make a very great improvement in the flying use of the airport.