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 Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour 2:52 pm, 15th February 2011

Is the noble Lord aware that the simple problem is that we do not have enough tarmac or concrete at either Gatwick or Heathrow to get more planes in and out? Therefore, we either expand facilities in terms of more tarmac and concrete or we accept that the answer to the Question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Spicer, is that, no, Heathrow will no longer be the busiest airport in the world.