§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the aims of Her Majesty's Government's national airports strategy.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The overall aim of the Government's airports policy is to encourage the provision of additional airports capacity when it can be justified by the growth in demand and where the increase in traffic arises. The main elements of that policy remain as set out in the statement by the then Secretary of State for Trade on 13 May 1981.—[Vol. 4, c. 273–75.]