HC Deb 24 June 2004 vol 422 cc1531-2W
Joan Ruddock

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Sustainable Development Commission's report on the Air Transport White Paper. [180215]

Mr. McNulty

"The Future of Air Transport" White Paper sets out a balanced and measured approach between travel needs, economic benefits of new capacity, and the environmental effects of flying. More does need to be done to limit the environmental impacts of air travel. We recognise the importance of tackling climate change, and welcome the Commission's support for our approach to aviation participation in emissions trading. We are open to dialogue with the Commission, along with other stakeholders, as we work to deliver the White Paper.

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