North Thanet`s MP, Sir Roger Gale, has indicated that this afternoon a formal offer has been made for the purchase of Manston Airfield as a working airport.
Speaking from his constituency Sir Roger has said:
– Sir Roger Gale MP, North Thanet
Following discussions with the owner of the airfield, Mrs. Gloag, has now submitted a formal offer to purchase the business as a going concern. This does not, of course, mean that the offer has been accepted. But I hope and expect that common sense and fairness will now prevail and that, as a result, an agreement will be reached that will enable Manston to remain open and operational and to realise its’ potential both in the interests of those that Laura Sandys and I represent and also in the national interest."