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Manchester Airport

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on the development of Manchester airport as a hub; and if he will make a statement. (228335)

Northern Way has begun work to identify the benefits to the regional economy from investment in the rail network around Manchester. This will feed into the study being conducted by Network Rail into the options for investment, due to be completed in summer 2009.