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Airports (Construction)

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will name the county councils, including the Greater London Council, which act on behalf of the Government in the construction of airports; which of the county councils named employ direct labour in the fulfilment of Government contracts; which county councils employ contractors; and if he will name in each case the contractor employed.

There are no local authorities which act on behalf of the Government in the construction of airports. Construction work at local authority owned airports is a matter for the authorities concerned.