HC Deb 31 October 1979 vol 972 cc575-6W
Sir Bernard Braine

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why the study group set up to select sites for the proposed third London airport did not include a representative of the Nature Conservancy Council; why the Council was not consulted in time for its members to submit detailed ecological information; and at what stage before making a final decision he proposes inviting a submission from the Council.

Mr. Tebbit

I have been asked to reply.

The membership and terms of reference of the study group were established by the previous Government. I understand that in preparing its report the study group has taken account of some material made available to it by the Nature Conservancy Council. The Government will consider any further information provided by the Council.