HC Deb 25 March 1964 vol 692 cc108-9W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from Kirkcaldy Town Council regarding the restriction of air services from Prestwick Airport; what estimates he has made as to the effects such curtailment will have on the trading interests between Scotland and the Scandinavian countries, and on expansion in the growth areas; and what was the nature of his reply.

Mr. Noble

The Council wrote to me in support of representations made by a conference convened by Prestwick Town Council to secure the continuance and development of Prestwick Airport. I have no estimate of any effect the curtailment of S.A.S. services might have on trade between Scotland and Scandinavia. I have told the Council that I noted their views, which I was forwarding to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Aviation as the Minister primarily responsible.