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Prestwick Airport

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he proposes to take on the proposals submitted by the hon. Members for Kilmarnock (Mr. McKelvey), Central Ayrshire (Mr. Lambie) and South Ayrshire on the future potential of Prestwick airport.

My right hon. Friend has recently had discussions about Prestwick with the chairman of the British Airports Authority. We have also now offered Strathclyde region financial assistance for costs associated with electrification of the Ayr line. We shall continue to give what practical assistance we can to ensure a secure and successful future for Prestwick airport.