HC Deb 10 March 1999 vol 327 cc244-5W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what is the timetable for the review of his Department's UK airports policy and implementation of resulting recommendations. [75425]

Ms Glenda Jackson

We announced in "A New Deal for Transport" (Cm 3950) that we will prepare a UK airports policy looking some 30 years ahead, and that in doing so we will take account of the Inspector's report on the Heathrow Terminal 5 Inquiry. After the Secretary of State has received the Inspector's report, the Government will, of course, need to consider it carefully before we can come to decisions on his recommendations and can publish the new airports policy. In the meantime we are pressing ahead with preparatory studies needed for the review of airports policy.

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