HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 c6W
45. Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to complete the checking and assessment of data derived from the Roskill Commission; and whether he intends to take evidence on regional factors before reaching his decision on the third London airport.

Mr. John Davies

As to when the Government's review will be complete, I have nothing to add to what was said by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment on 4th March. As to the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Answer given him by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 18th March.—[Vol. 812, c. 2071–8; Vol. 813, c.397.]

67. Mr. Tilney

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what further assessments he has made over the need to build a four runway third London airport rather than expand existing airports in the provinces.

Mr. John Davies

This possibility and all other matters relevant to the third London airport question are being studied by the Government.

90. Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representation he has received from British airline operators and aircraft manufacturers, to delay the decision on London's third airport until such time as it is possible to complete an evaluation of the latest developments in the application of short take-off and landing techniques to existing aircraft types.

Mr. Noble

British European Airways has asked that the decision be delayed for six months while the possibilities of RTOL (reduced take-off and landing) for short-haul operators are looked at further. This does not relate to take-off and landing techniques of existing types.

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