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British Airports Authority

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) meetings and (b) correspondence (i) he, (ii) other Ministers in his Department and (iii) officials in his Department have had with representatives from BAA since 3 October 2008; when each meeting took place; who attended each meeting; and what the subject of each meeting was. (252765)

[holding answer 29 January 2009]: DEFRA Ministers have had no meetings with BAA since 3 October 2008.

DEFRA officials attended a meeting on 13 November 2008 with the Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee at which representatives of BAA were present, and in which DEFRA officials made a presentation about the public consultation on the guidance for airport operators to produce action plans under the terms of Environmental Noise Regulations 2006.

In relation to correspondence, Richard Norman replied on behalf of BAA to the DEFRA Consultation on the Guidance for Airport Operators to produce action plans under the terms of the Environmental Noise Regulations 2006. There has not been any subsequent correspondence from DEFRA to BAA.