§ 101. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he can assist the local authorities interested in the planning of Ayrshire by informing them on the probable future development of Prestwick and Heathfield Airports.
§ Mr. Woodburn
My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and I met representatives of all the interested local authorities in Prestwick on Friday last. The future developments in question were fully discussed and a further meeting between technical officers has been arranged. In addition my hon. Friend intimated the Minister's intention to appoint, in consultation with the local authorities, a standing consultative committee for Prestwick Airport on which the local authorities concerned will be represented.