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Airports: Heathrow

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Soley Lord Soley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether representatives of Brazil, Russia, India and China have raised any concerns with civil servants in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about the lack of runway capacity at Heathrow or other British airports.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

No concerns have been raised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. However, the Department for Transport (DfT) has received representations about the difficulty in securing access to Heathrow, including landing slots. DfT published a scoping document in March 2011 seeking views/evidence from stakeholders on strategic aviation issues. DfT notified a number of London embassies/high commissions, including the above, about the aviation policy scoping exercise, encouraging them to respond directly to the DfT.

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