To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates the cross-government steering group considering the development of the Airports National Policy Statement and accompanying Appraisal of Sustainability met since June 2017; and if he will list the job titles of the members of that steering group.
Since June 2017, there have been four meetings of the steering group that meets to discuss the National Policy Statement and Appraisal of Sustainability on the following dates: 4 September 2017, 14 September 2017, 10 April 2018 and 30 May 2018.
The membership of the steering group is cross-Government. There is no fixed invitee or attendee list; representatives from the following Departments, Offices and Agencies are invited to send representatives to attend meetings: Department for Transport, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, HM Treasury, Scotland Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Home Office, Northern Ireland Office, Wales Office, Department for Education and Public Health England. Attendees will often vary depending on the agenda to be discussed.