§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the growth of air traffic throughout the United Kingdom over the next five years.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The Department's most recent air traffic forecasts, published in December 1988, predict that in 1995 passenger movements at United Kingdom airports will be in the range of 120 million to just under 140 million. In 1988, the first year for which complete statistics are available the corresponding total was 93.2 million.