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Question for Department for Transport

UIN 203043, tabled on 30 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the economic and social benefits provided by UK airports; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

7 July 2014

The Government's assessment of the economic benefits of aviation is given in the Aviation Policy Framework, published in March 2013. The aviation sector's economic output to the UK economy in 2011 is put at around £18 billion and employing around 220,000 workers directly. It recognises that airports across the UK play an important role in securing connectivity for local populations and their contribution to local, regional and national economies.

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