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Regional Airport Authorities

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 12 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what plans he has for regional airport authorities, and in particular for a regional airport authority for the South West of England.

I shall be prepared to consider any proposals for regional airport authorities. Following the abandonment of the Maplin airport project special consideration is being given to the future role of regional airports.I am also awaiting the advice of the Civil Aviation Authority on its studies of regional airports, including those in South West England.