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Heathrow Airport: Health Hazards

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to make a health impact assessment of the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport. (197030)

While our principal focus has been on meeting the key noise and local air quality limits, we plan to update the initial impact assessment incorporated in our recent Heathrow consultation in the light of responses and relevant evidence received. We have made it clear that any proposals for future development would need to be the subject of a full health impact assessment by the airport operator at the planning stage.