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Airports: Expansion

Volume 688: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the current airport and runway expansion plans for main London airports, and the forecast rise in aviation emissions by 2020, is consistent with the latest European Union plans to reduce the pollution effects of airways. [HL1531]

The Department for Transport's recent publication, The Future of Air Transport Progress Report, made it clear that the Government continue to support a sustainable long-term strategy for the development of air travel. The progress report explained our strong support for including aviation in the EU emissions trading scheme as a key element of our approach.