§ 24. Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to allow intercontinental and long-haul flights to land and take off at Glasgow airport, Abbotsinch.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The policy for the Scottish Lowlands airports remains that set out in the 1985 White Paper "Airports Policy" (Cmnd. 9542): that intercontinental and long-haul flights are only exceptionally allowed to use Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, but that this policy will be reviewed if Prestwick airport's financial results have not shown a steady improvement by 1989.