§ Mr. Harry Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has as to the proportion of charter and scheduled passengers, respectively, using Gatwick who had originations and destinations north of the River Thames in 1985 and 1986.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The survey of London area airports carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority in 1984 showed that four fifths of all surface journeys by international air passengers using Gatwick start or finish in the south-east region.
Of those, the proportion having origins or destinations north of the River Thames was as follows:
Per cent. (i) passengers on scheduled services 58 (ii) passengers on charter services 47
Figures for 1985 and 1986 are not available.