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Heathrow Airport

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how risks 2.1, 4.1, 6.2, 7, 5.1, 1.1 and 4.3 referred to in Item 3: Risks section of the Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note of 17 October 2006 are titled; and if she will make a statement; (201249)

(2) how risks 3.3, 4.3, 1.1 and 1.3 referred to in Item 4: Risks section of the Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note of 12 September 2006 are titled; and if she will make a statement;

(3) how risks 2.2 and 2.4 discussed in Item 3: Risks section of the Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note of 10 August 2006 are titled; and if she will make a statement;

(4) how risks 3.2, 4.2, 3.4 and 6.4 discussed in Item 3: Risks section of the Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note of 10 July 2006 are titled; and if she will make a statement;

(5) how risks 1.1.3, 1.1.5, 1.3.2, 2.1.4, 2.1.1, 1.1.6, 1.3.7, 2.1.6 and 2.1.7 discussed in Item 3: Risks section of the Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note of 17 July 2007 are titled; and if she will make a statement;

(6) how risks 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.6.1 and 2.1.3, discussed in Item 3: Risks section of the Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note of 22 June 2007 are titled; and if she will make a statement;

(7) how risks 1.2.1, 1.3.5, 2.1.5, 2.2.8, 1.3.1 and 2.2.11 discussed in Item 3: Risks section of the Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note of 18 May 2007 are titled; and if she will make a statement;

(8) how risks 1.3.6 and 2.1.2 discussed in Item 3: Risks section of the Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note of 16 April 2007 are titled; and if she will make a statement;

(9) how risks 1.6.3 and 3.3.7 discussed in Item 3: Risks section of the Heathrow Project Board Meeting Note of 20 February 2007 are titled; and if she will make a statement.

Risk registers are a routine feature of programme and project management and are used widely within the Department for Transport (DfT) to help ensure that potentially relevant issues are anticipated and addressed. The Heathrow Project Board regularly reviewed risks as part of the process leading to the recent Heathrow consultation, and the information requested is listed as follows, by date of meeting, risk number and descriptor:

10 July 2006:

3.2—loss of housing in Sipson;

4.2—AirTrack and Crossrail funding;

3.4—direct action by opponents;

6.4—communications planning.

10 August 2006:

2.2—treatment of air quality ‘hot spots’;

2.4—nitrogen dioxide exceedences.

12 September 2006:

3.3—opposition of residents;

4.3—meeting air quality targets;

1.1/1.3—airspace design for mixed mode and runway three operations.

17 October 2006:

2.1—mitigation measures to achieve air quality limits;

4.1—road congestion around Heathrow;

6.2—three runway airport operating measures;

7—adapting the ADMS air quality model;

5.1—price increases required to support additional capacity;

1.1—airspace design for mixed mode operations;

4.3—possible mitigation measures to achieve air quality compliance.

20 February 2007:

1.6.3—modelling air quality compliant scenario;

3.3.7—non-delivery of mixed mode.

16 April 2007:

1.3.6—Strategic Road Network air quality exceedences;

2.1.2—loss of housing in Sipson.

18 May 2007:

1.2.1—possible mitigation measures to achieve air quality targets;

1.3.5—road traffic modelling;

2.1.5—public consultation handling;

2.2.8—analysis of consultation responses;

1.3.1—road congestion around Heathrow;

2.2.11—ANASE study.

22 June 2007:

1.3.4—surface access modelling;

1.4.1—noise modelling;

1.6.1—BAA and DfT scheduling forecasts;

2.1.3—opposition of residents.

17 July 2007:

1.1.3—airport operations with a third runway;

1.1.5—interaction with Northolt airport;

1.3.2—possible mitigation measures to achieve air quality compliance;

2.1.4—direct action by opponents;

2.1.1—relationship between White Paper, London Plan and local development framework;

1.1.6—NATS Terminal Control North airspace change;

1.3.7—accommodating increase in surface access trips;

2.1.6—regulatory impact assessment information;

2.1.7—resources for regulatory impact assessment.