HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 cc279-80W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether it is his policy not to support any applications to the EEC for assistance for airport developments designed to meet current requirements until he has completed the process of consultation and decision on airports strategy; and whether he will list the airports which have sought his support for such applications.

Mr. Clinton Davis

No, but in considering such applications, I must have regard to the current consultations on airports strategy. An EEC grant has been approved for developments at Sum-burgh Airport, but otherwise Newcastle Airport is the only airport formally to have sought my support for an application for EEC assistance.