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Secretary of State questioned on Northwest Heathrow Runway

5 February 2018

In a session for its 'Airports National Policy Statement' inquiry, the Transport Committee hears from Chris Grayling MP on the Government's preferred expansion scheme.


Wednesday 7 February 2018, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 4.45pm

  • Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State, Department for Transport
  • Lucy Chadwick, Director General of International Security & Environment, Department for Transport
  • Caroline Low, Director of Airport Expansion and Aviation and Maritime Analysis, Department for Transport

Focus of the session

This session is the Secretary of State's opportunity to answer questions about the case for a Northwest Runway at Heathrow, the Government's preferred expansion scheme, as set out in the Airports NPS. The session brings together the key issues examined so far, including Heathrow's strategic benefits, its costs and delivery risks, as well as impacts and mitigations related to noise, air quality and surface access.

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