HC Deb 12 March 1975 vol 888 cc162-3W
Mr. Peter Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what plans he has for regional airport authorities, and in particular for a regional airport authority for the South West of England.

Mr. Clinton Davis

I shall be prepared to consider any proposals for regional airport authorities. Following the abandonment of the Maplin airport project special consideration is being given to the future role of regional airports.

I am also awaiting the advice of the Civil Aviation Authority on its studies of regional airports, including those in South West England.