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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons on 21st March 2019.

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

There are two points to make. We have various tools at our disposal, including the public service obligation system, to protect routes and sometimes to support them. However, as Heathrow expands and as demand for air travel grows, I do not expect most of those routes to need Government support. This is a question of making sure that the capacity is available for routes that will be commercial.