Date lodged: 26 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-15397 by Humza Yousaf on 26 April 2018, what its position is on concerns that the consultation on the introduction of car parking charges at Sumburgh, Kirkwall and Stornoway airports will be ineffective, given that the decision to introduce the charges has already been taken.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 15 May 2018
While the financial situation means that car parking charges must be extended, as stated in my answer to question S5W-15397, HIAL is consulting local authorities and others on the practical implementation of the extension of charges to Sumburgh, Kirkwall and Stornoway airports. This will include of a range of activities, such as meetings and questionnaires, targeted at specific interested parties including local authorities, elected representatives and the travelling public, HIAL’s most important stakeholders.