Airport Capacity and Airspace Policy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:50 am on 2nd February 2017.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 10:50 am, 2nd February 2017

The truth is that that is a constraint. There is still capacity around London’s airports, and there are some first-rate regional airports near the hon. Gentleman’s constituency. The east midlands and south Yorkshire have access to good airports in Leeds Bradford and East Midlands, both of which have done phenomenally well in recent times and are providing more and more international links. However, we are constrained by the fact that the decision was not taken a long time ago, which is why we need to get on with it now.