To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the aircraft landing system at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, is fully functioning.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the automatic landing equipment at MoD St Athan is in full working order.
I understand that the hon. Member's questions refer to the use of an Instrument Landing System at MOD St Athan. The airfield is operated under military regulations, which do not require the use of an Instrument Landing System. The Welsh Government has arranged for the installation of an Instrument Landing System for future use by their commercial customers. I understand that while the equipment is fully operational, it has not yet been cleared for aircraft use. MOD officials have been informed that, pending formal clearance the Welsh Government is applying for a limited clearance to use the Instrument Landing System, in order to facilitate interim use by its commercial customers.