Thursday, 10 April 2014
Joint Statement by Sir Roger Gale MP and Laura Sandys MP on Manston
“In response to many rumours surrounding the proposed closure of Manston we wish to make it plain that our efforts to secure a buyer prepared to operate the airport continue.
We have been studiously careful not to seek to raise false hopes and we cannot guarantee that we shall be successful. Neither can we maintain a running commentary throughout what will clearly be sensitive commercial negotiations. We will, however, make a further statement as soon as, for good or ill, there is a definitive position.
Sir Roger will be meeting personally with Ms.Ann Gloag, the owner of Manston, in London next week and the Manston Working Group will be convening shortly thereafter.”