RAF Northolt

House of Lords written question – answered at on 11 December 2008.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Deputy Chairman (Field Campaigning), The Conservative Party

To ask Her Majesty's Government what charges are made for use of Royal Air Force Northolt by civilian aircraft; and who sets and reviews those charges.

Photo of Baroness Taylor of Bolton Baroness Taylor of Bolton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (International Defence and Security), Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (International Defence and Security) (also in Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The RAF levies charges for aircraft parking and landing. These are set at market rate, which is determined by reference to other similar commercial airfields in the local area. Charges are set by RAF Northolt and these are reviewed on an annual basis by the station. Additionally, a hangar is leased out for civilian aircraft use for which the charges were determined through an open competition.

Other aircraft services, including refuelling and passenger handling, are provided by private companies. The charges made by those companies are a matter for them.

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