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Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Closures

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 71083, tabled on 25 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings Ministers in her Department have held with Rt hon. and hon. Members to discuss the potential closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Answered on

28 October 2022

The Government is very disappointed that Peel Group has taken the decision to announce the closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

The Government has engaged with local stakeholders throughout the period of the review and since Peel Group announced its decision to close the airport. This has included several ministerial meetings since the end of July, including with the Mayor of South Yorkshire and Mayor of Doncaster City Council, and with members from both Houses of Parliament.

Officials from the Department for Transport have also been in regular contact with all interested parties, including weekly discussions with representatives from Peel Group, the South Yorkshire Combined Authority and Doncaster City Council.

The Government remains engaged with all parties and we are committed to encouraging local leaders and Peel Group to work together and find a solution for the site which will benefit local people and the region’s economy.

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