asked Her Majesty's Government:
When the Secretary of State for Transport last discussed the development of a second runway at Stansted Airport with representatives of BAA or Ferrovial; on what date such discussions occurred; who was present at the meeting or participated in the discussion; and whether they will place a copy of the minutes of the meeting or conversation in the Library of the House. [HL495]
The Secretary of State has regular meetings with Stephen Nelson, chief executive of BAA, to discuss a range of issues relating to BAA airports, including Stansted. These meetings are usually attended by senior officials from the department's aviation directorate.
The last meeting took place on 10 October. As the meeting note contains information which is commercially sensitive, I am not able to place a copy in the Library of the House.