§ 95. Sir G. Touche
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will make an early decision as to whether it will be necessary to build the proposed second runway at Gatwick Airport, as at present the owners of houses on or near the site of the proposed second runway are unable to sell their properties owing to the possibility of compulsory acquisition.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
I fully understand and sympathise with the uncertainty on this matter but at the present time I cannot possibly say definitely whether or not the second and northern runway will be built. Meanwhile it must remain a possibility.