HC Deb 19 May 1971 vol 817 c298W
60. Mr. Albert Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will assist the consideration of the airport needs of Yorkshire which he has suggested to the local planning authorities by indicating the level of financial assistance that will be given, in view of concern that ratepayers' money might be expended in developing an airport which would subsequently be denied the right to expand.

Mr. Graham Page

It is too early to consider this until the authorities have decided whether to undertake a study and what the terms of reference should be. Government grants for airports are of course a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.