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Manchester International Airport

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his plans for the future of Manchester international airport.

The Greater Manchester districts' co-ordinating committee has recently submitted proposals for the establishment of a company to operate the airport. I am considering these. But we will be aiming to ensure that airport companies should not inhibit the introduction of private capital and should be run by local authority owners at arm's length.