HC Deb 16 May 1988 vol 133 cc360-1W
48. Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from Manchester airport about the airport's future; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

A number of representations have been received about transatlantic services. The Government made clear in the 1985 White Paper "Airports Policy" that it is committed to the justified development of Manchester and other regional airports.