HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc156-7W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make it his policy to recommend that hon. Members returning on parliamentary business to Heathrow and Gatwick airports are encouraged to return to Westminster by public transport. [67570]

Ms Glenda Jackson

[holding answer 25 January 1999]: A key aim of our New Deal for Transport is to encourage individuals to switch modes, to drive less and to walk, cycle and use public transport more. The White Paper attaches particular importance to improving public transport links to airports for passengers and employees alike. Heathrow and Gatwick both already have excellent public transport connections to Westminster, and major investments are now underway and planned to improve services further still.