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London Airports

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 18065, tabled on 27 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what account the Airports Commission took of the concern raised by its expert advisors that the failure to account for high value-added international sectors in measuring the agglomeration benefits of the three shortlisted projects was a significant limitation.

Answered on

4 December 2015

The Government is currently considering the large amount of very detailed analysis contained in the Airports Commission’s final report before taking any decisions on next steps.


The Government will carefully consider all the evidence set out, including that on costs, when making a decision on additional runway capacity.