HC Deb 05 May 1965 vol 711 c165W
21. Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Minister of Aviation whether, bearing in mind that the civil airport at Aldergrove in County Antrim is used by the whole of Ulster and that recently there has been a continuing rapid increase in passenger traffic necessitating a £300,000 enlargement scheme, he will accept the additional, cost of £4,500 to install a one-way escalator to take passengers to the first floor in place of the proposed lift.

Mr. Stonehouse

As a lift is required in any case for elderly or infirm people and the provision of an escalator would involve demolition of the existing stairway, the whole cost of providing and installing a two-way escalator would have to be met. This would not be less than £25,000. I do not think that this would be justified at an airport of this size.