Members of the Lords, including a former minister of state in the Department for Transport and the vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Heathrow Expansion, debated the Revised draft Airports National Policy Statement, in the House of Lords on Thursday 15 March.
This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen (Conservative), government spokesperson.
Members who took part included:
Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative), spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, responded on behalf of the government.