HC Deb 27 July 1982 vol 28 c432W
Q60. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Prime Minister if she remains satisfied with the level of capital expenditure allocation for regional airports.

The Prime Minister

Yes. The total public expenditure provision in 1982–83 for capital investment by local authorities at regional airports amounts to £41.6 million. It represents the largest approved capital expenditure programme of its kind since the war, and compares with an annual average capital expenditure of £3 million in the years 1976–77 to 1978–79 and over £23 million in the years 1979–80 to 1981–82.