HL Deb 29 March 1999 vol 599 cc19-20WA
Lord Acton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the remaining parts of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions study of business aviation in the south-east will be published. [HL1760]

Lord Whitty

The report on Part 2 of the study of business aviation in the south-east which we commissioned last year,The Economic Impact of Business Aviation, has been published today and copies of the report have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. Part 1 was published in July last year. As policy decisions arising from the study of airports issues in the south-east of England and the east of England, announced by the Government on 11 March, may impact on business aviation, work on the final part of the study, Future Capacity for Business Aviation, will not be finalised until the south-east airports study has reported. At that time, we shall consider the implications for the work which has been done so far on future capacity for business aviation, and whether further work is needed.