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Heathrow Airport: Sustainable Development

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 17 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what role his Department had in relation to the project for the sustainable development of Heathrow; and if he will make a statement; (179975)

(2) whether he made representations to the Department for Transport in relation to the project for sustainable development of Heathrow airport; and if he will make a statement.

Ministers and officials in DEFRA engage regularly with colleagues at the Department for Transport on matters relating to Heathrow which affect DEFRA lead policy responsibilities: notably on air quality, noise, and climate change impacts. DEFRA officials were engaged in the project for sustainable development of Heathrow modelling work in relation to air quality, and have been involved in the noise, air quality and climate change elements of the subsequent development of the public consultation on the development of Heathrow.