HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c78W
23. Mr. Stringer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what actions he intends to take in order to improve the competitiveness of regional airports. [85802]

Mrs. Liddell

We have freed four major regional airports from borrowing controls; we have liberalised international access to regional airports; and we are conducting a series of studies of the opportunities for the development of the regional airports.