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London Airports

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 18070, tabled on 27 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Airports Commission estimate of net present value of the three shortlisted schemes took account of the (a) extent to which the cost of each such scheme would be passed to passengers in higher fares and (b) effect of such higher fares on passenger demand.

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.