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Air Traffic: Forecasts

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial contribution his Department made to the report by Oxford Economic Forecasting on the Economic Contribution of the Aviation Industry in the UK. (127439)

The Department's contribution was £23,500 (inclusive of VAT). The majority of the project was funded by aviation and other industry representatives.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in relation to the survey undertaken by Oxford Economic Forecasting report quoted at paragraphs 4.14 and 4.15 of his Future of Air Transport Progress report, how many questionnaires were sent out; and what proportion were returned. (127440)

Questionnaires were sent out to around 6,000 companies and 165 replies were received. Further detail can be obtained from the Oxford Economic Forecasting report, Annexe A.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish details of the air traffic forecasts on which his Future of Air Transport Progress Report was based; and if he will make a statement. (127449)

The Future of Air Transport Progress Report states that a technical note on the air traffic forecasting methods and results outlined in the Progress Report will be published in 2007.