HL Deb 19 December 1988 vol 502 cc1235-6WA
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.