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Airspace: Environment Protection

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 57091, tabled on 12 December 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental benefits of modernising the UK's airspace.

Answered on

20 December 2016

The Government supports the need for airspace modernisation. In October 2016, the Aviation Minister, Lord Ahmad discussed airspace matters with the Scottish Transport Minister and expects to have further discussions with representatives of the devolved administrations regarding airspace matters over the coming months.

Ministers do meet representatives from the aviation industry regularly and the need for airspace modernisation is often on the agenda.

The Government supports the need for airspace modernisation, but has not made a specific assessment of its environmental benefits.