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Raf Northolt

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many aircraft movements per day are permitted at RAF Northolt; and if there are any proposals to increase this number;(2) whether discussions have taken place between his Department and the British Airports Authority concerning the possible expansion of civilian air traffic movements at Northolt airport; and if he will make a statement.

No discussions have taken place with the British Airports Authority about increasing civilian air movements at RAF Northolt. However, in keeping with our long-standing plans to make fuller use of RAF Northolt we have said that we would be prepared to discuss the use of facilities at Northolt by BAA or any other civilian organisation. In addition to service movements, civil movements at RAF Northolt are currently limited to a maximum of 28 a day. There are no plans to increase this number.