HC Deb 11 November 1985 vol 86 cc72-3W
30. Mr. Favell

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his plans for the future of Manchester international airport.

Mr. Michael Spicer

The Greater Manchester districts' co-ordinating committee has recently submitted proposals for the establishment of a company to operate the airport. I am considering these. But we will be aiming to ensure that airport companies should not inhibit the introduction of private capital and should be run by local authority owners at arm's length.