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Manchester Airport Rail Link

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on recent developments in regard to the Manchester airport rail link.

Further to the reply which I gave the hon. Gentleman on 1 April, officials had a constructive meeting on 8 April to discuss the PTA's application for a section 56 grant. The PTA has agreed that further work needs to be done before the case for the investment can properly be assessed. I understand it is hoping to complete that work within the next few weeks.