§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Minister of Aviation how many flights were delayed due to fog in Renfrew and Prestwick airports, respectively, in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
I regret that the particulars asked for are not available. Flights may be delayed for a variety of reasons and no record is kept of the causes of delay. There were, however, the following cancellations of air transport flights from the two airports due to poor visibility during the last three years:172W
Year Renfrew Prestwick Total Planned Flights Cancellations Total Planned Flights Cancellations 1962 10,697 71 4,558 Nil 1963 11,526 110 4,174 Nil 1964 to date 11,663 137* 4,565 Nil * 80 of these cancellations occurred in the exceptionally bad conditions on 10th and 11th November.