HC Deb 18 June 1969 vol 785 cc105-6W
73. Mr. Dalyell

asked the President of the Board of Trade what standard of facilities is provided at airports by his Department in British overseas territories; and how such facilities compare with those available at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh.

Mr. William Rodgers

The nature of the facilities—primarily the responsibility of the territory concerned—varies greatly because of wide differences in types of aircraft handled, volume of traffic and operating conditions. The common aim, and this applies to Turnhouse also, is to ensure the highest standards of safety and to deal with traffic as effectively as possibly, bearing in mind cost factors.