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Clause 18 - Licence conditions

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:30 pm on 1st March 2012.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley 1:30 pm, 1st March 2012

I am pleased that the hon. Lady singled out Heathrow rather than Gatwick. During last winter’s heavy snowfall, Gatwick airport was closed for only a matter of hours. It was actually the condition of the roads around the airport that prevented people from travelling, so I want to ensure that the record accurately reflects that Gatwick has the capacity to deal with extreme weather conditions.