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Heathrow Airport: Construction

Volume 471: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to take account of the implications of the accident involving flight BA038 in developing her policy on the expansion of Heathrow. (183018)

The recent incident at Heathrow is currently being investigated by the air accidents investigation branch (AAIB), and it is not appropriate at this stage to speculate on the cause. We will be awaiting the outcome of the investigation, which will include such recommendations as the AAIB deems appropriate.

Heathrow remains a very safe airport and safety continues to be our foremost concern as we develop proposals for adding capacity at Heathrow.