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Heathrow Airport: Job Creation

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate has been made of the number of new jobs which would be created by the expansion of Heathrow Airport. (254888)

The assessment of additional jobs from a third runway are set out in the recently published ‘Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport—Impact Assessment’. This is available at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/aviation/heathrowconsultations/heathrowdecision/impactassessment/

Table A1, page 92 shows the incremental impact of a third runway relative to the base case of no third runway. Additional capacity is likely to lead to around 8,000 additional on-site jobs by 2030.