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Air Services

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether the anticipated growth in aircraft movements and passenger traffic to London's airports down to 1987 could be met by the construction of a fifth terminal at Heathrow and an expansion of facilities at Stansted and Luton airports.

These are matters which are being considered by the Advisory Committee on Airports Policy. I hope to receive its report shortly.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what long-term proposals he has to transfer air services from Heathrow and Gatwick airports to Luton airport.

None at present. The future role of Luton airport will be considered in the light of the forthcoming report of the Advisory Committee on Airports Policy, which I expect to receive shortly.