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Aviation Emissions

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his latest estimate is of greenhouse gas emissions from aeroplane contrails in flights over the (a) UK and (b) EU; and what the levels were (i) five years and (ii) 10 years ago. (95769)

The Government do not produce data specifically relating to contrails. Information on aviation emissions is contained in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Statistical Release ‘UK Emissions of Greenhouse Gases’ at the following web link:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/statistics/globatmos/gagccukem.htm.