HC Deb 21 December 1965 vol 722 c425W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Minister of Aviation if he will make a detailed statement about the proposed improvements to airfields in the Highlands and Islands, giving estimated expenditure and starting and completion dates for each project for which plans are now ready or in operation.

Mr. Stonehouse

The planning of the improvements to the aerodromes at Kirkwall, Sumburgh and Port Ellen to bring them up to full Viscount standard is now in hand. Work on the runways should commence in the spring and it is hoped, granted reasonable weather, to have it completed by the end of the year.

The expenditure likely to be involved is about £1 million.

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