HC Deb 10 June 1996 vol 279 c2W
Mr. Mackinlay

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the progress made with and the expected time for completion of the Heathrow Terminal 5 inquiry. [30623]

Sir Paul Beresford

The public inquiry into the proposed terminal 5 at Heathrow airport, which began on 16 May 1995, is running close to its timetable. The timing and conduct of the inquiry is a matter for the inspector. On present estimates, it is expected that the inquiry will close in summer 1997, subject to an additional time which may be required to deal with recently published highway orders for links to the M25 and M4.