§ 90. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Minister of Aviation if he will make a statement on his recent discussions with local authority associations in Scotland regarding the proposal to transfer responsibility for Turnhouse and Aberdeen airports to the respective local authorities.
§ 93. Mr. Rankin
asked the Minister of Aviation if he will make a statement on the outcome of his negotiations with Glasgow Corporation on the control and maintenance of the new airport at Abbotsinch.
§ Mr. Amery
The meeting agreed that Prestwick should be associated with the London Group under the proposed International Airports Authority, subject to safeguards for Scottish representation on the authority and for the future development of Prestwick. For all the other Scottish airports, the local authorities and other interests represented at the meeting proposed that there should be a Scottish airports authority.
I undertook to consider this proposal, having due regard to its financial implications, and to consult further with the 21W interests represented at the meeting, which included Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.