Trans06-07Press Notice57



The House of Commons Transport Committee has announced an inquiry into the future of BAA

Committee Chairman, Hon Gwyneth Dunwoody MP, said:

"BAA airports are a vital part of the country's transport infrastructure, serving nearly 150 million passengers each year between them. The company is facing a number of unique challenges in addition to those faced by the aviation sector as a whole. We want to find out how the company, the government and other stakeholders will respond to the current situation."

Interested parties are invited to submit written evidence by Friday 9th November.

Guidance on submitting written evidence

It assists the Committee if those submitting written evidence adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Submissions should be as short as is consistent with conveying the relevant information. As a rough guide, it is usually helpful if they can be confined to six pages or less. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference. A single-page summary of the main points is sometimes helpful. The submission should be in a form suitable for monochrome photocopying.

2. Evidence should be submitted in Word or Rich Text format, by e-mail to The body of the e-mail should include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. It should be absolutely clear who the submission is from, particularly whether it is on behalf of an organisation or in the name of an individual.

3. Once accepted by the Committee, written evidence becomes the Committee's property and it may decide to publish it or make other public use of it. You should not publish evidence submitted to the Committee. If you wish your submission, or any part of it, to be treated as confidential, then please indicate this clearly when you submit it.

4. Though the Committee is happy to receive copies of published material, formal submissions of evidence should be original work and not published elsewhere.

5. Committee staff are happy to give further advice on any aspect of the Committee's work by phone or e-mail.

More detailed guidance on giving evidence to a select committee is available on-line at:

Press Notice 57/2006-07
17 October 2007