HC Deb 11 February 1981 vol 998 c338W
Mr. Haselhurst

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is now able to announce the venue for the Stansted inquiry and the names of the assessors who will be appointed to assist the inspector.

Mr. Heseltine

I announced on 3 December—[Vol. 995, c. 282]—that the Stansted inquiry would open in mid-September. I can now say that the inquiry will be held in Charrington House. Bishop's Stortford and will open on 15 September 1981.

I will appoint two assessors to assist the inspector, Mr. Graham Eyre, QC. Mr. William H. Tench, presently chief inspector of accidents in the Department of Trade, will be particularly concerned with aviation matters and Mr. Philip S. Maynard, a principal planning inspector in the Department of the Environment, will be particularly concerned with the general planning and transport implications of the proposed development.

The inspector will be able to call upon additional expert assistance should he feel it necessary to enable him to reach a fully informed judgment on any particular issue.