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Heathrow Airport

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1726W, on Heathrow Airport: air pollution, on what date Ministers concluded that air quality limits had been met in relation to the (a) third runway and (b) mixed mode scenarios consulted on in the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport public consultation; and if he will make a statement. (263862)

[holding answer 16 March 2009]: Further to my answer on 5 March, Ministers received advice in September 2007 confirming the position and subsequently agreed this for the purposes of consultation. Final decisions in the light of consultation responses were taken shortly before the announcement on 15 January 2009.