Airport Capacity

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:35 am on 30th June 2016.

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Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Conservative, Saffron Walden 9:35 am, 30th June 2016

Does my right hon. Friend accept that even if he had been able to make an announcement on this subject today, the earliest that extra runway capacity could be provided would be 2023, and at worst probably 2030? Does that not point up the need to improve connectivity to Stansted, which is the only airport in the London area with the capacity to deal with the strain of extra demand?