§ 88. Mr. Robens
asked the Secretary of State for Air what protests he has received from the Blyth Town Council and Whitley Bay Urban Council concerning the proposed use of part of Blyth Bay, opposite Marine View, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland; and whether he will review the matter with a view to the selection of a place less frequented by the general public.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
Both councils have protested against out proposal to use this part of Blyth Bay as a range for practice bombing on the grounds that the amenities of the district will suffer and that people will be inconvenienced. I am bringing these protests to the notice of the Service Land Requirements Committee who will shortly be considering our proposal. I should add that a careful survey showed no alternative to the site in question.