§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of negotiations for direct services between North America and Manchester International airport.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
[holding answer 16 January 1989]At the most recent negotiations on greater access for US carriers to serve Manchester airport, held in London between 4 and 6 January 1989, the two sides could not reach a mutually acceptable conclusion.
The Government recognise the importance of these additional services into Manchester airport and are therefore seeking further discussions.