To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of
Since January 2006, Ministers have met regularly with BAA to discuss general aviation issues. These meetings covered a wide range of topics, which may have included the expansion of Heathrow.
|Date (week commencing)||Minister|
|6 March 2006||Alistair Darling|
|22 May 2006||Douglas Alexander|
|29 January 2007||Douglas Alexander|
|5 March 2007||Douglas Alexander|
|14 May 2007||Douglas Alexander|
|18 June 2007||Douglas Alexander|
|10 September 2007||Jim Fitzpatrick|
|7 April 2008||Ruth Kelly|
|28 April 2008||Ruth Kelly|
|21 July 2008||Ruth Kelly|
|1 September 2008||Ruth Kelly|
In addition to these meetings, there were other occasions on which Ministers met with BAA to discuss issues such as airport security or surface access; or to discuss airports other than Heathrow.
Due to IT changes, officials' diaries are not available before April 2008, or July 2008 in some cases. Meetings with BAA have taken place as follows:
|9 April 2008||John Parkinson (Head of Airports Policy, DFT) and Martin Jones (Head of Strategic Roads)|
|3 July 2008||Jonathan Moor (Director of Airports Strategy, DFT) and John Parkinson|
|17 July 2008||Jonathan Moor and John Parkinson|
|22 July 2008||Quarterly meeting with BAA, attended by Simon Webb (Director General of Internal Networks and Environment, DFT) and Jonathan Moor|
|26 August 2008||Jonathan Moor and John Parkinson|
|3 September 2008||Simon Webb and Jonathan Moor|
|18 September 2008||Jonathan Moor and John Parkinson|
|3 October 2008||Quarterly meeting with BAA, attended by Simon Webb and Jonathan Moor|
|6 November 2008||Jonathan Moor and John Parkinson|
|14 November 2008||Jonathan Moor and David Hart (Head of International Networks Analysis and Support)|
|24 November 2008||Jonathan Moor and John Parkinson|
Again, these meetings covered a wide variety of topics, which may have included the expansion of Heathrow.
Note that officials and ministers have met with BAA following the closure of the Heathrow consultation; but none of these meetings have discussed Heathrow.