§ Lord Teviot
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will now announce the 1989–90 capital expenditure allocations for municipal airports and public airport companies.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Lord Brabazon of Tara)
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State has today approved borrowing allocations for these airports totalling £23 million. These, together with other resources which they expect to invest, will assist the airports concerned to provide improved facilities which they estimate could cost some £90m in 1989–90. We are pleased to have been able to include an allocation for a start to be made on the first phase of the major new terminal at Manchester Airport. Other major schemes for which we have made provision are:
Birmingham — further development of existing terminal and infrastructure for new hub terminal to expand capacity. Bristol — runway resurfacing. East Midlands — improvements to freight operator's facilities and further terminal improvements. Humberside — terminal improvements and car park extension. Leeds/Bradford — extension of apron area. Luton — taxiway resurfacing; new control tower and improvements to present terminal to increase capacity. Newcastle — parallel taxiway. Teesside — improved fire and safety facilities.
Some additional allocations may be made during the course of next year.1236WA