Airports Commission: Public Appointments

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Tania Mathias Tania Mathias Conservative, Twickenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department made of Sir Howard Davies's potential business links to Heathrow Airport; and what other due diligence it conducted before appointing him as chair of the Airports Commission.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Sir Howard Davies was required to complete and sign a register of interest disclosure form stating any potential conflict with his work in leading the independent Airports Commission. Registers of all the Commissioners’ interests are available on the Airports Commission’s website at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/airports-commissioners-conflicts-of-interest-disclosure.

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