§ Mr. Bright
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will now announce the 1988–89 capital expenditure allocations for municipal airports and public airport companies.529W
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
We have today approved capital expenditure allocations totalling £22 million. Among the major schemes for which provision has been made are:
BirminghamFurther development of terminal and apron capacity;
BournemouthNavigational equipment improvements;
BristolApron and terminal extension and improvements;
East MidlandsImprovements in cargo handling capacity and facilities: further terminal extension;
Leeds/BradfordTerminal completion (1st phase);
LutonRunway resurfacing and lighting improvements, improvements to present terminal to increase capacity;
ManchesterFurther development of existing terminal apron and taxiway capacity; domestic module; land purchase associated with second terminal;
NewcastleImproved runway lighting; apron extension;
NorwichNew terminal building completion;
TeessideImproved radar facilities.
Some additional allocations may be made during the course of next year.
In addition to expenditure authorised under our approvals, public airport companies are also free to invest their undistributed internal resources. These are estimated to exceed £40 million.