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Airport Expansion

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Government’s plans for airport expansion in Southern England. (83865)

The Government’s “Future of Air Transport” White Paper, published in December 2003, sets out a strategic framework for the development of airport capacity in the UK, including at airports in Southern England, over the next 30 years. We intend to publish a progress report on the policies and proposals set out in the Air Transport White Paper (ATWP), by the end of 2006.