HC Deb 18 February 1971 vol 811 cc556-7W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what current plans exist for extending capacity at Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stanstead Airports, respectively; what will be the cost in each case; and how many additional households will fall within the 35 noise number index contour at each airport as a result.

Mr. Noble

No firm proposals for increasing the operational capacity of these airports have been submitted.

Various plans are being considered by the British Airports Authority and Luton Corporation but they are unlikely to be finalised before a decision on the recommendations of the Commission on the Third London Airport. All these airports are, however, able to cater for an increasing number of aircraft movements on the basis of existing operational facilities.