§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the conclusion of the runway capacity in the south-east—RUCATSE—study that a new full runway would provide for the equivalent of five years' traffic growth. 
§ Mr. Norris
The RUCATSE study did not produce any general conclusion that a new runway would provide for the eqivalent of five years' traffic growth. The speed at which a new runway is taken up would depend on which site was chosen and when it was introduced. RUCATSE showed that, with new runways at either Heathrow or Gatwick in 2010, these would be full by 2015, with traffic being drawn in from the other London airports, but that the take-up of a new runway at Stansted would be much slower.