§ Mr. David Price
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to a Question in similar terms on 29th January. As I indicated in that answer, the figure of 28,378 quoted by my hon. Friend in his Question refers, I understand, to movements as distinct from flights. Since it relates to a past period, it would not be meaningful to speak of proportions of that number being trans-162W ferred elsewhere in future periods when the extent of flying training may differ.
So far as B.O.A.C. are concerned, I have informed my hon. Friend of the expected level of training movements at Thurleigh in the next two years. How many of the increased movements can be regarded as transfers from Stansted is conjectual, since individual movements cannot be identified as ones which would have taken place at that airport in a prior year.
I understand that B.O.A.C. have not made specific plans as to the number of training movements they may carry out at Prestwick in future years; it is probable that few of such movements would be of a kind undertaken at Stansted last year.
I have no information as to the plans of other airlines to transfer activities from Stanstead.—[Vol. 810, c. 206.]