HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c85W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Minister without Portfolio what insurance costs are being borne by the New Millennium Experience Company in respect of London City Airport. [50742]

Mr. Mandelson

The presence of the Dome structure has implications for the alternative take-off and landing routes for London City Airport in certain rare weather conditions. The New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) reimburses London City Airport for the insurance policy which covers the cost of redirecting aircraft in those rare circumstances. The costs of that policy are £22,000 until the end of 1998 and £17,500 per year thereafter.