§ Mr. Haselhurst
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he proposes to amend the pre-1990 strategy contained in the White Paper on airports policy (Command Paper No. 7084) in the light of the 24W decision by the British Airports Authority not to proceed with the 4 million passenger expansion at Stansted.
§ Mr. Clinton Davis
No. The chairman of the British Airports Authority has said that the Authority is deferring its proposals to expand capacity at Stansted to handle 4 million passengers a year and will review the position early next year. The White Paper on airports policy does not stipulate when such proposals should be brought forward.