Statement on airport capacity: 14 December 2015

14 December 2015

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 14 December 2015 on airports capacity.

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Lilian Greenwood, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Related Information

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper on Heathrow airport which contains more information on airport capacity and possible future changes to it.

About Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.

Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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