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Local Authorities (Expenditure Allocations)

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade whether he is in a position to announce the capital expenditure allocations for local authority airport investment in 1983–84.

I have decided to designate as projects of national and regional importance the following new airport investment schemes and to make the appropriate capital expenditure allocations for 1983–84.

ManchesterMajor Terminal Improvement Programme
Additional aircraft stands by the International Pier
New Link Taxiway
Cargo terminal access and hard standing
LutonTerminal extension phase III
East MidlandsNew fire station
NorwichRunway improvement
In addition, capital expenditure allocations will be made for the following schemes which have already been so designated and where construction is already in hand or now largely completed;

BirminghamNew terminal complex, taxiways and aprons
BournemouthTerminal rebuilding phases II and III
East MidlandsAccess to development areas Terminal apron extension
Leeds-BradfordRunway extension
Terminal extension
LutonTerminal extension phase II
ManchesterRunway extension, aircraft stands, services to
development areas
NewcastleCompletion of terminal extension
Tees-SideApron and access track
The total public expenditure provision for 1983–84 for regional airport development will amount to £41.2 million which maintains the record level of such capital expenditure anticipated in the current year. Expenditure on the new approved schemes is expected to amount to about £10 million in each of the next two financial years, the bulk of which will be at Manchester international airport.