HC Deb 16 February 1982 vol 18 c64W
Mr. Newens

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what will be the effect of the collapse of Laker Airways on the figures of estimated air travel to and from the United Kingdom on which the proposals for the expansion of Stansted airport are based.

Mr. Sproat

The inspector at the Stansted public inquiry has before him a number of forecasts of the long-term growth in demand for air transport in the London area. None of these forecasts assume that future demand will be met by any particular air transport carrier.

Mr. Ginsburg

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what financial requirements will have to be satisfied by Laker Airways before the notices of suspension currently issued can be lifted.

Mr. Sproat

In the first instance this is a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority, and since this case may come to me on appeal I ought not to comment upon it.