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Infrastructure Policy Statements

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the infrastructure policy statements for (a) ports, (b) surface networks and (c) aviation to be published. (253901)

[holding answer 3 February 2009]: I expect to publish a draft National Policy Statement (NPS) for ports this summer for consultation, with a view to designation early in 2010; to publish a draft NPS for National Networks (strategic highways and railways, including strategic rail freight interchanges) for consultation this autumn, with a view to designation later in 2010; and to publish a draft NPS for airports by 2011.