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Airports and airlines top representatives questioned on Heathrow expansion

18 December 2017

The Transport Committee holds a second evidence session for its inquiry into Airports National Policy Statement (NPS).


Monday 18 December 2017, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 4.45pm

  • Tim Hawkins, Corporate Affairs Manager, Manchester Airports Group
  • Neil Pakey, Chairman, Regional and Business Airports Group
  • Rafael Schvartzman, Regional Vice President Europe, IATA

At 5.45pm

  • Professor Helen Apsimon, Professor of Air Pollution Studies, Imperial College London
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change
  • Professor Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change, University of Leeds
  • Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director, Aviation Environment Foundation

Focus of the session

For the second hearing in the Airports NPS inquiry, the Committee takes evidence from UK airports and airlines to discuss the wider implications of an expanded Heathrow on the UK aviation sector, including on connectivity outside of London and on the viability of the current proposals for airline groups. The Committee also hears from climate change and air quality experts to understand what the environmental and legal implications are of an expanded runway for the UK.

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