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Airports: Thames Estuary

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he has received representations from the Mayor of London on the construction of an airport in the Thames Estuary. (293388)

[holding answer 15 October 2009]: Ministers in the Department for Transport have not received any formal or substantive representations on this matter from the Mayor of London, but are familiar with his views on it, which have been widely reported. The Mayor has raised the subject at various meetings with the Secretary of State for Transport and his predecessors, but no substantive or costed proposal has been put forward.