§ Lord Balniel
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) whether he will publish the evidence given by his Department to the Interdepartmental committee that received the Government's decision to go ahead with the Stansted Airport scheme after the public inquiry;
(2) whether, in view of the impact of noise in Hertfordshire schools, his Department was represented in the committee which first proposed the Stansted Airport scheme; and whether it gave evidence to the interdepartmental inquiry that received the Government's decision after the public inquiry.
§ Mr. Gordon Walker
My Department was not represented on the Third London Airport Committee whose report was published in 1964. It is not the normal practice to disclose the nature and extent of consultations between Government Departments, but the findings of the review carried out by the Government after the public inquiry were published in a White Paper last May (Cmnd. 3259).