Aviation: Environment Protection

Transport written question – answered on 14th May 2007.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the environmental impact of the Aviation White Paper's proposal on expanding Heathrow airport; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

We maintain a close working relationship with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), at both official and ministerial level, on the programme of work to review further development of Heathrow. Officials from DEFRA participated in the technical panel work on air quality which reported last July, and our respective officials have had a number of discussions since on the environmental issues.

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stinky will
Posted on 15 May 2007 6:16 pm (Report this annotation)

What about the EU commisions ability to impose criminal penaltys on polluters when any gov likes it or not or does that not come into it.