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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 10th January 2019.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport

First, let us be clear: there is no perfect, off-the-shelf system available to airports that will simply deal with this problem overnight. I pay tribute to those in the police and the military, and across government, who responded so quickly to the Heathrow problem, ensuring that the runway was closed for a very short length of time, and to the team at Heathrow who did the same.