Airports: Heathrow — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Crossbench 2:52 pm, 15th February 2011

If the Government wish the UK to have an international hub airport, as we do, why do we not build one in the Thames estuary, which would be a greenfield site, would produce a lot of employment and would have lines that go straight into the European network?