§ Chris Grayling
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his policy is on European airport slot allocation. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Slot allocation is governed by European Regulation 95/93. The Commission issued a proposal to amend this regulation in June 2001. This proposal is being carefully considered following consultation with the UK aviation industry. The UK's objective is to ensure the most efficient use of scarce airport infrastructure.