HC Deb 26 May 1971 vol 818 cc155-6W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received on the planning requirements for the new air terminal building for Edinburgh Airport.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

None so far, but the proposals have only recently been formally advertised.

Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he now has for the further development of Edinburgh Airport; what their nature is; and whether they involve a public inquiry.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The British Airports Authority has applied for planning permissions for a new runway and new terminal facilities at this airport, and I have directed that the applications be referred to me for decision. As has been advertised in the Press, interested persons or organisations may lodge representations before 6th July; and I shall decide thereafter whether to arrange a public local inquiry.