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Heathrow Airport

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation would be required before a third runway at Heathrow could come into operation. (256764)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport made clear on 15 January 2009 the Government’s strong environment commitments in relation to expanding Heathrow. These are firm obligations. The precise mechanisms needed to deliver them—including any necessary legislation—are under consideration and will be announced in due course.