To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will now announce the 1988–89 capital expenditure allocations for municipal airports and public airport companies.
We have today approved capital expenditure allocations totalling £22 million. Among the major schemes for which provision has been made are:
Further development of terminal and apron capacity;
Navigational equipment improvements;
Apron and terminal extension and improvements;
Improvements in cargo handling capacity and facilities: further terminal extension;
Terminal completion (1st phase);
Runway resurfacing and lighting improvements, improvements to present terminal to increase capacity;
Further development of existing terminal apron and taxiway capacity; domestic module; land purchase associated with second terminal;
Improved runway lighting; apron extension;
New terminal building completion;
Improved radar facilities.
Some additional allocations may be made during the course of next year.
In addition to expenditure authorised under our approvals, public airport companies are also free to invest their undistributed internal resources. These are estimated to exceed £40 million.