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Stansted Airport

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the likely effect of conditions in the economy on proposals to build a second runway at Stansted Airport. (219340)

The most recent assessment of the economic case for the additional capacity at Stansted airport supported in the “Future of Air Transport” White Paper was reported in “UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts”, available at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/aviation/environmentalissues/ukair demandandco2forecasts/

We expect to provide an update to this report, taking account of revised economic projections, when we announce policy decisions on the future development of Heathrow airport later this year.