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Hong Kong Airport

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if the present airport in Hong Kong is large enough to cope with the increased traffic of the 1980s; what study is being made of the possibility of the construction of a second airport; when he anticipates decisions will be reached; and if he will make a statement.

The present airport should be able to handle increased traffic until the mid eighties. The Hong Kong Government have commissioned studies of one site for a replacement airport and are also exploring the possibility of an alternative site. Decisions are not expected before the first half of 1983.