HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 c243W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what has been the level of central Government financial aid to each airport in the United Kingdom since 1964.

Mr. Clinton Davis:

The following financial aid pursuant to agreements reached after 1964 has been provided to civil aerodromes in Great Britain since that year:

£ million
Aberdeen 6.00 (b)
Birmingham 1.10 (a)
Carlisle 0.05 (b)
Edinburgh 6.30 (b)
Glasgow 3.50 (b)
Inverness 1.40 (b)
Sumburgh 6.80 (b)

(a)Grants payable under agreements providing for the transfer of the aerodromes from the Government to local authorities.

(b) Grants payable under Section 12 of the Civil Aviation Act 1968.

In addition, some aerodrome operators have been relieved of part of the cost of aerodrome navigation services; certain aerodrome security costs are reimbursed by the Government, and the deficits on the operation of Highlands and Islands aerodromes are covered by the grant to the Civil Aviation Authority. Responsibility for aerodromes in Northern Ireland rests with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.