HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 c687W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assumptions the Government have made in their calculations concerning the reduction of greenhouse gases about the growth in air traffic during the next 20 years; and if it is Government policy that other industry sectors shall have to make disproportionate reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions to accommodate the projected increase in air traffic. [34129]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Air traffic is forecast to grow at around 5–6 per cent. per year between 1996 and 2015. The amount of fuel used is expected to increase by about 3–4 per cent.

The Government are developing a balanced package of measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. They expect all sectors, including aviation, to play their part in meeting their climate change targets.