The Consultative Committee has been informed, in response to its recent resolution on the subject, that the provision of surveillance radar at Turnhouse is under consideration. The Committee has also been given the assurance for which it asked that the absence of such a radar does not prejudice the safety of current operations at the airport.
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the consideration that he has given is any further forward than it was six months ago when he answered this Question? Is it true that the absence of radar costs an aircraft on average £5 a minute of waiting time to come down? Does the hon. Gentleman know of any other capial city in the world whose airport is not equipped with radar?