Is my right hon. Friend aware that it is time that he had something to add? Nothing to nothing makes nothing. Is he aware that he will be subject to constant pressure until there are some visible signs that progress is being made to satisfy the staff and the passengers who have had to use this slum of an airport for far too long?
Progress is being made, as I told my hon. Friend when he last raised this matter. Improvements are being carried out at Turnhouse, and plans for new facilities have been prepared. These will be carried out as part of the development of the airport as a whole.
As this airport is a vital link concerning Scottish economic development, is this not another chink in the Government's armour? Is it not time that they got on with improving the airport facilities?
There is no delay. Progress is being made on interim improvements at the airport. In addition, plans have been prepared for the improvement of the airport within the wider scheme which still remains to be adopted.