HL Deb 21 January 1981 vol 416 c484WA
Lord O'Hagan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to expand airports in the South-West of England.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade (Lord Trefgarne)

Plans for the expansion of airports in the South-West of England, as elsewhere, are a matter in the first instance for the owners concerned. The Government have, however, recently made a special capital expenditure alloctaion to Devon County Council of £504,000 for the year 1981–2 for improvement of the terminal and enlargement of the apron at Exeter Airport.