Airports: National Policy Statements

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th July 2018.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Conservative, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates special advisers of his Department (a) met and (b) exchanged corresponded with (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) officials of HM Treasury from June 2017 in relation to the Airports National Policy Statement and accompanying documents and analysis.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Special advisers may engage with Government colleagues on a wide range of issues from time to time, and act in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers.

More broadly, I would note that all Departmental representatives involved in any discussions prior to the designation of the Airports National Policy Statement will have followed the propriety arrangements set out in Engaging with Stakeholders: Statement of Approach by Ministers and Officials dealing with the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement, which is published online:

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