Anna Turley – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Anna Turley on 2016-06-24.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, to what extent he plans for the decision on airport expansion in the South East to take account of potential economic benefits outside of London and the South East.

Mr Robert Goodwill

Our global connections are crucial for British business and benefit the whole country. The economic benefits to the UK as a whole, not just London and the South East, will be taken into consideration when making a decision on a preferred scheme for airport expansion, alongside a range of other relevant evidence.