§ Mr. Murphy
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by how much he expects civil air traffic to increase in the next 10 years.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Information is not available in this form. The Department's forecasts of air traffic for the United Kingdom, published in 1986, estimated demand on a high economic growth scenario at 98.9 million passengers per annum (mppa) in 1990, 132.1 mppa in 1995 and 169.4 mppa in 2000. On a lower economic growth scenario the forecasts were 83.2, 98.1 and 113.8 mppa respectively. We expect to publish new forecasts towards the end of the year.